Elevation: 11,085 ft
GPS: 52.181, -117.201 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Taylor-B. on Dec 5, 2010 · Updates
Admins: Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra
Access Issue: Ice Field Snocoaches gate Details

Description

Mt. Athabasca is on the Ice Field Park Way and one of the most popular peaks in the Canadian Rockies because of the easy access. This area gets its fair share of bad weather from the Colombia Ice Field. This peak has it all from moderate glacier routes, alpine ice headwalls, mixed limestone routes and good skiing.

Getting There

Mt. Athabasca is located on the Ice Field Park Way on Sunwapta Pass at the big visitor center. During the wee hours you can drive 2km past the gate to a parking lot. Follow a well worn trail winter or summer up the moraines on the west side of the creek to the glacier.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mount Athabasca

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Mod. Snow
 13
North Glacier
Trad, Snow, Alpine
Mod. Snow
 9
Silverhorn
Snow, Alpine
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI2 Steep Snow PG13
 11
Regular North Face
Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
North Glacier
 13
Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine
Silverhorn
 9
Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Regular North Face
 11
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI2 Steep Snow PG13 Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine 4 pitches
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