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Areas in Icefields Parkway

David Thompson Highway 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 4
Icefields Parkway - North Ice 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 9
Mount Athabasca 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 1 / 5 / 5
Mount Hector and Mount Andromache 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
Mount Murchison 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Mount Patterson 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Mount Wilson 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Panther Falls 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Weeping Wall Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 5
Elevation: 6,391 ft
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Shared By: Dave Rone on Oct 22, 2010
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Description

In the Josephson guide, this world-reknowned area is appropriately referred to as the 'epicentre of ice climbing in the Rockies.' Between the Trans-Canada Highway and Jasper, you'll find a lifetime's worth of ice, mixed, and alpine routes. One can hardly overstate the quantity and quality of the climbing that exists here.

For simplicity and clarity, the Icefields Parkway will be broken into a number of sub-areas.

Getting There

Drive north on from Banff on the Trans-Canada Highway until just north of Lake Louise. Just before Hwy 1 turns west toward Field, look for an exit on the right to Jasper, and take Hwy 93 north.

Travel conditions on this road can deteriorate quickly with wind and/or snow, so proceed with caution!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Icefields Parkway

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI5
 23
Polar Circus
Ice 9 pitches
WI4-5
 37
Lower Weeping Wall
Ice 3 pitches
Mod. Snow
 4
North Glacier Route
Snow, Alpine
Mod. Snow
 12
North Glacier
Trad, Snow, Alpine
WI4
 6
Panther Falls
Ice 2 pitches
WI6
 6
Curtain Call
Ice 2 pitches
WI4+ M4-5
 4
Mixed Master
Mixed, Ice 4 pitches
WI3
 13
Melt Out
Ice 3 pitches
WI5
 6
Kitty Hawk
Ice 3 pitches
WI4-5
 15
Murchison Falls
Ice 4 pitches
WI6
 3
Virtual Reality
Trad, Ice 4 pitches
WI4
 7
Shades of Beauty
Ice 3 pitches
WI3
 3
Kerkeslin Falls
Trad, Ice 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI2 Steep Snow PG13
 8
Regular North Face
Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine 4 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 13
Achilles Spire
Sport, Alpine 13 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Polar Circus Weeping Wall Area
 23
WI5 Ice 9 pitches
Lower Weeping Wall Weeping Wall Area
 37
WI4-5 Ice 3 pitches
North Glacier Route Mount Hector and Moun…
 4
Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
North Glacier Mount Athabasca
 12
Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine
Panther Falls Panther Falls
 6
WI4 Ice 2 pitches
Curtain Call Icefields Parkway - N…
 6
WI6 Ice 2 pitches
Mixed Master Weeping Wall Area
 4
WI4+ M4-5 Mixed, Ice 4 pitches
Melt Out Icefields Parkway - N…
 13
WI3 Ice 3 pitches
Kitty Hawk David Thompson Highway
 6
WI5 Ice 3 pitches
Murchison Falls Mount Murchison
 15
WI4-5 Ice 4 pitches
Virtual Reality Mount Murchison
 3
WI6 Trad, Ice 4 pitches
Shades of Beauty Icefields Parkway - N…
 7
WI4 Ice 3 pitches
Kerkeslin Falls Icefields Parkway - N…
 3
WI3 Trad, Ice 3 pitches
Regular North Face Mount Athabasca
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI2 Steep Snow PG13 Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine 4 pitches
Achilles Spire Mount Hector and Moun…
 13
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport, Alpine 13 pitches
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