Elevation: 4,000 ft
GPS: 51.423, -116.18 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Euan Cameron on Jul 31, 2011
Admins: Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra

Description

Lake Louise hosts a number of fine climbing areas, ranging from some of the best craging around to adventurous mountain routes in a picture postcard setting.

The area is definitely alpine and so conditions can vary greatly from trip to trip. Plan accordingly, even for the most moderate climbs, conditions can make things interesting.

The only downside to climbing is the large numbers of tourists hanging around town, however, take a few steps along a trail and most are left behind.

Getting There

Heading north west from Calgary on the Trans Canada highway take the Lake Louise Exit. Drive past the very small downtown area with Samsons Mall, and head up the road towards the Lake. Most of the climbing is reached by driving to the roads end and parking up in the large parking lot, however some require you to take the left turn towards Moraine Lake.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lake Louise

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI4-5
 64
Louise Falls
Ice 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Exquisite Corpse
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 62
Public Enemy
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 46
Turtle Mountain
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 103
Wicked Gravity
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 36
Mardi Gras
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 34
Chocolate Bunnies from Hell
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Bloodsport
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 19
Mr. Rogers Smokes a Fat One
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Back in the Saddle
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
Goblin Arete
Trad 4 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 28
DEW line
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 12
Liquid Sky
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 15
Colloidal Impact
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Female Hands
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Louise Falls Lake Louise Ice
 64
WI4-5 Ice 3 pitches
Exquisite Corpse Back of The Lake > Air Voyage
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Public Enemy Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 62
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Turtle Mountain Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 46
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Wicked Gravity Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 103
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Mardi Gras Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 36
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Chocolate Bunnies from Hell Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 34
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Bloodsport Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Mr. Rogers Smokes a Fat One Back of The Lake > Air Voyage
 19
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Back in the Saddle Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Goblin Arete Back of The Lake > Goblin Wall
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 4 pitches
DEW line Back of The Lake > Air Voyage
 28
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Liquid Sky Back of The Lake > Liquid Sky
 12
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Colloidal Impact Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 15
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Female Hands Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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