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Routes in Mount Athabasca

Bypass T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a WI3- Mod. Snow
North Face Var. T WI4 M4
North Glacier T Mod. Snow
Regular North Face T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI2 Steep Snow PG13
Silverhorn Mod. Snow
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Shared By: Taylor-B. on Dec 5, 2010
Admins: Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra
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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 [Edit]

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
 12
North Glacier
Trad, Snow, Alpine
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI2 Steep Snow PG13
 5
Regular North Face
Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
North Glacier
 12
Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine
Regular North Face
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI2 Steep Snow PG13 Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine 4 pitches
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