Tower of Babel Rock Climbing
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Access Issue: Travel Restrictions Details
Parks Canada requires people to travel in groups of 4 or more on the Consolation Lakes trail due to active grizzly bear populations in the area.
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.
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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Tower of Babel
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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