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McKay Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Elevation: 6,418 ft
GPS: 51.327, -116.172 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Dave Stimson on Jul 21, 2014
Admins: Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra

Description

Tower of Babel is an alpine feature, though significantly lower than it's surrounding neighbours. The main climbing area faces NW, so be prepared for cool temperatures and wind on all but the warmest of days. The moderate nature of the climbing and recent addition of bolted stations means the route sees a lot of traffic, especially on weekends.
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Getting There

From Lake Louise, follow signs to Moraine Lake. Keep following the signs to the large parking lot and lodge. Arrive early or risk parking several km's down the road. From the parking lot, head east and follow trail signs to Consolation Lake. After five minutes or less of walking, you will encounter a Travel Restriction sign and the start of the Consolation Lakes trail. Follow the well-worn trail for about five more minutes, across a small creek and look for a beaten-in climber's trail on the right. Cairns mark a trail through a talus field, but just begin picking your way over the talus and eventually scree to a prominent horizontal ledge about 30m above the true toe of the feature. The approach should take no more than 30-40 minuutes.

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
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McKay Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
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