Elevation: 5,488 ft
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Shared By: Jordan Ramey on Jun 23, 2011
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Description

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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Getting There

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
 32
Moonlight
Ice 2 pitches
WI4
 17
Snowline
Ice 2 pitches
WI5-6
 8
Whiteman Falls
Ice 2 pitches
WI4-5 M5
 4
Redman Soars
Mixed, Ice
WI4+
 4
R&D
Ice
WI4
 4
Kidd Falls
Ice 2 pitches
WI4+
 5
A Bridge Too Far
Ice 6 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 38
Joy
Trad 10 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 10
The Fold
Trad 11 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Daddy's Day Out
Trad 10 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Koyaanisqatsi
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
The Great Outdoors
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Beautiful Rainbow
Sport 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Beautiful Thing
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Sisyphus Goes to Hollywood
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Moonlight Evan Thomas Creek > Moonlight/Snowline Area
 32
WI4 Ice 2 pitches
Snowline Evan Thomas Creek > Moonlight/Snowline Area
 17
WI4 Ice 2 pitches
Whiteman Falls Whiteman Falls Ice/Mixed
 8
WI5-6 Ice 2 pitches
Redman Soars Whiteman Falls Ice/Mixed
 4
WI4-5 M5 Mixed, Ice
R&D Ranger Creek
 4
WI4+ Ice
Kidd Falls Mt Kidd
 4
WI4 Ice 2 pitches
A Bridge Too Far Mt Kidd
 5
WI4+ Ice 6 pitches
Joy Mt Indefatigable
 38
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 10 pitches
The Fold Mt Kidd
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 11 pitches
Daddy's Day Out Wasootch Peak > Delta Wall
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 10 pitches
Koyaanisqatsi Barrier Bluffs… > Yellow Wall
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Great Outdoors Barrier Bluffs… > Yellow Wall
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Beautiful Rainbow Barrier Bluffs… > Yellow Wall
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Beautiful Thing Barrier Bluffs… > Yellow Wall
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Sisyphus Goes to Hollywood Barrier Bluffs… > Yellow Wall
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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