Mount Indefatigable Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Jordan Ramey on Jun 23, 2011|
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NO FIXED ANCHORS means retreating from either route would mean leaving a bunch of gear at best and downright terrifying if weather moved in and started spitting rocks down the face, which would be inevitable. So check the weather and plan accordingly.
The approach is a fairly easy with a hike on a flat trail for most of it followed by an uphill scree slog (45 minutes car-to-route). The descent isn't that bad either and there are two options. Bring bear spray as the main descent trail is permanently "recommended" closed due to "prime grizzly habitat". An alternate descent from both routes to avoid the "bear habitat" is a scree shoot that isn't terrible if the party descends together to minimize rockfall hazard. It's not nearly as easy as the Yam scree skiing, so be prepared to go slower. See route descriptions for descent info.
Take Kananaskis Trail/AB-40 S for 50.0 km
Turn right onto Smith Dorrien Trail/Hwy 742 for 2.2 km
Slight left onto Kananaskis Lakes Trail for 7.6 km
Turn right to stay on Kananaskis Lakes Trail for 3.6 km
Slight left to stay on Kananaskis Lakes Trail
Park at the Interlakes Parking Area
or Google "Kananaskis Interlakes Campground" and it'll pull up right near the lake parking area.
Hike across the dam and follow the main hikers trail that parallels the lake. Do not go up past the bear closure sign on the summit trail. The approach trail is pretty flat all the way to the scree slope when the route becomes very apparent. Don't follow any smaller offshoot trails that head downhill to the lakeshore, just follow the signs with hiker symbols on them. It's pretty straightforward. 25 minutes to scree slope from car. Head up the scree to the base of the route.
Classic Climbing Routes at Mount Indefatigable
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