Elevation: 6,051 ft
GPS: 52.118, -116.444 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Konstantin Stoletov on Mar 24, 2019 · Updates
Admins: Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra

Description

A new sport climbing area developed in the summer of 2018 by group of Edmonton climbers. Steep, burly routes on solid limestone ranging from 5.8 to 5.13. Located in the Peskett canyon with only 15 min approach this area is perfect for someone who is looking to work on a hard climb in a beautiful canyon setting. Climbs have been developed on both sides with the left (North) side been steeper, harder and mainly in the shade and right (South) side, easier, less steep and sunnier. The beginning of the canyon (before the first waterfall) harbours single pitch sport climbs. Deeper in the canyon (~100m) after the first waterfall a couple dozens of drytool climbs had been established. First multi pitch climb (Zardoz, 12c, 6 pitches) is added in July 2020 and there are more to come.

If you see a bolted line that is labeled as a "Project" or has a tape on the first bolt it is probably not been cleaned/climbed yet. Please do not attempt it! More and more climbs will be coming up. Don't hesitate to bring your brush and help the developers to clean the holds. Since this area is new, some loose rock still may exist, and so wear your helmet.

Due to a short approach and rain protected area, the"Start of the line" overhang area is very family friendly.

Most of the sport climbs in this area are named after people who helped with the project.

May their names live forever!

60m rope is enough for all the routes except "Start of the Line" extension that needs 70m.

Come and check it out!

If you want to help this project you can donate for bolts at:

https://ca.gofundme.com/f/david-thompson-bolt-fund

Getting There

From Edmonton drive 55k past the Nordegg. From Banff drive 35k from 93 junction. Park on the west side of DT highway in a big pullout, 7k past the Cline river bridge (south side of Peskett creek). Parking location is 52.117659N, -116.434882W. The climbing place is at the start of a canyon and is ~800m from parking and can be accessed by following the creek up. The total elevation gain is about 100m. There is a trail that starts right in the back of the pullout and goes up along the south side of the creek. The trail eventuality drops down to the creek and you would walk alongside the creek. Alternatively, walk towards Nordegg ~100m crossing the creek along highway and follow a good trail on the North side of the creek. Follow the trail for 10 min and drop down the creek. Cross the creek and walk for another 200m till you hit "Start of the line" overhang. The back wall is on the right-hand side of the canyon.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Little Russia

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Kenzi Bear Express
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Green Mojito
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Davidson Highway
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Red Sonya
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 8
Diesel
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
TRyangle
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 9
Jenna`s bag of tricks
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
The Vern
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Hot Blais
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Prince Albert
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Merricka
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Davy Jones Locker
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Alberta Tango
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
Chidambaram
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Kenzi Bear Express Slab
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Green Mojito Back Wall
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Davidson Highway Back Wall
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Red Sonya Back Wall
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Diesel Far Left
 8
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
TRyangle N Face
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Jenna`s bag of tricks Back Wall
 9
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Vern Back Wall
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Hot Blais Far Left
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Prince Albert Far Left
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Merricka N Face
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Davy Jones Locker Far Left
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Alberta Tango Far Left
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Chidambaram Overhang
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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