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Elevation: 5,488 ft 1,673 m
GPS: 51.03617, -115.08723
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Kananaskis encompasses an area east and south of Canmore. Average driving time from Calgary is about 1.5 hours.

A variety of long alpine or semi-alpine climbs of classic quality exist in K-country along with sport climbing areas (Wasootch, Barrier Bluffs, etc...) and popular ice climbing (Evan Thomas Creek). Although Yamnuska and Kid Goat are also technically in Kananaskis, they are listed separately under Bow Valley right now. When most people say Kananaskis, they are usually referring to heading south from the trans Canada highway.

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Drive the Trans Canada from either direction and head south

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Classic Climbing Routes at Kananaskis

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI4
 52
Moonlight
Ice 2 pitches
WI4
 20
Snowline
Ice 2 pitches
WI5-6
 22
Whiteman Falls
Ice 2 pitches
WI4-5 M5
 12
Redman Soars
Mixed, Ice
WI4+
 5
R&D
Ice
WI4 M5
 5
Yoga Monster
Mixed, Ice
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 67
Joy
Trad 10 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 24
The Fold
Trad 11 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 16
Whatever Floats Your Goat
Sport 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Fagin's Fantasy
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
Daddy's Day Out
Trad 10 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Beautiful Rainbow
Sport 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 7
Koyaanisqatsi
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 12
Sisyphus Goes to Hollywood
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Requiem
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Moonlight Evan Thomas Creek > Moonlight/Snowline Area
 52
WI4 Ice 2 pitches
Snowline Evan Thomas Creek > Moonlight/Snowline Area
 20
WI4 Ice 2 pitches
Whiteman Falls Whiteman Falls Draina…
 22
WI5-6 Ice 2 pitches
Redman Soars Whiteman Falls Draina…
 12
WI4-5 M5 Mixed, Ice
R&D Ranger Creek
 5
WI4+ Ice
Yoga Monster Evan Thomas Creek > Rehab Wall
 5
WI4 M5 Mixed, Ice
Joy Mt Indefatigable
 67
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 10 pitches
The Fold Mt Kidd
 24
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 11 pitches
Whatever Floats Your Goat Goatview Peak
 16
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport 4 pitches
Fagin's Fantasy Prairie Creek > Petra
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Daddy's Day Out Wasootch Peak > Delta Wall
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 10 pitches
Beautiful Rainbow Barrier Bluffs… > Yellow Wall (Barrier…
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Koyaanisqatsi Barrier Bluffs… > Yellow Wall (Barrier…
 7
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Sisyphus Goes to Hollywood Barrier Bluffs… > Yellow Wall (Barrier…
 12
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Requiem Barrier Bluffs… > Yellow Wall (Barrier…
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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