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Classic Climbs for Banff National Park


Mountain Project's determination of the most popular, highly-rated routes.

WI4
 5
Bourgeau Right-Hand
Trad, Ice, Alpine 6 pitches
WI4-5
 49
Louise Falls
Ice 3 pitches
WI5 M8
 3
Man Yoga
Trad, Sport, Mixed, Ice, Alpine 5 pitches
WI5
 11
Bourgeau Left-Hand
Ice, Alpine 4 pitches
WI3
 17
Rogans Gully
Ice
M6
 4
Half a Gronk
Mixed
M5
 8
Californication
Mixed
M8
 5
Boyd Mystery
Mixed
M6+
 10
Shagadelic
Sport, Mixed
M7
 11
Half 'n'Half
Sport, Mixed
WI3 PG13
 23
Cascade Falls
Ice 5 pitches
WI2
 4
The Urs Hole
Ice 5 pitches
WI4
 50
The Professor Falls
Ice 6 pitches
WI6
 10
Nemesis
Ice, Alpine 4 pitches
WI3
 6
Centre Ice Bulge Direct
Ice, Alpine 5 pitches
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
 3
South Ridge
Trad
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Mod. Snow
 3
Northeast Ridge
Trad, Snow, Alpine
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 23
Rundlehorn
Sport 11 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 16
Brewer Buttress
Trad, Alpine 13 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 15
Mothers Day Buttress
Trad 8 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 9
South East Face of Eisenhower Tower
Trad, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 9
Pub Night
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Blue Valentine
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 11
Men With Brooms
Sport 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 14
School of Rock
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Top Gun
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
Escargot Corner
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Easy Snow PG13
 20
East Ridge
Snow, Alpine 10 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 57
Aftonroe
Sport 8 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Cheese Grater
Sport 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
The Kain Route
Trad, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
FNG
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 6
Imaginary Grace
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Neverland
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
McKay Route
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI6
 7
French Reality
Trad, Ice, Alpine 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 28
South Face
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
Gooseberry
Trad 7 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A2 Steep Snow R
 4
Greenwood-Locke
Aid, Snow, Alpine 20 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Imaginary Face
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Ultra-Brewers
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Hoka Hey!
Trad 9 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Castle Anthrax
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
The Gmoser Route
Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Fiddler on the roof
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Exquisite Corpse
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Plutonian Shores
Sport 7 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 4
The Black Knight
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Homage to the Spider
Trad, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Swordfish Trombones
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 36
Public Enemy
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Long-stemmed Rose
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
The Search
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
Turtle Mountain
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Greenwood-Jones
Trad, Alpine
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Heart Attack and Vine
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A0
 11
Ballista
Sport, Aid 8 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
Tonka (the GIft)
Sport 8 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Riverrun
Sport 9 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Lost Lenore
Sport 7 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 23
Cardiac Arete
Sport, Alpine 4 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
The Early Worm
Sport, Alpine 6 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 60
Wicked Gravity
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 20
Mardi Gras
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Bloodsport
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Aeroflot
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Chocolate Bunnies from Hell
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Mr. Rogers Smokes a Fat One
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 3
The Duck of Death
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
Purple People Eater
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Liquid Sky
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Air Voyage
Trad 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Spectacular Megafauna
Sport 6 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 14
DEW line
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 3
Venom
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
Colloidal Impact
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Mistaya
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bourgeau Right-Hand Mt Bourgeau
 5
WI4 Trad, Ice, Alpine 6 pitches
Louise Falls Lake Louise > Lake Louise Ice
 49
WI4-5 Ice 3 pitches
Man Yoga Stanley Headwall
 3
WI5 M8 Trad, Sport, Mixed, Ice, Alpine 5 pitches
Bourgeau Left-Hand Mt Bourgeau
 11
WI5 Ice, Alpine 4 pitches
Rogans Gully Cascade Mountain > Cascade Mtn Ice
 17
WI3 Ice
Half a Gronk Haffner Creek
 4
M6 Mixed
Californication Haffner Creek
 8
M5 Mixed
Boyd Mystery Haffner Creek
 5
M8 Mixed
Shagadelic Haffner Creek
 10
M6+ Sport, Mixed
Half 'n'Half Haffner Creek
 11
M7 Sport, Mixed
Cascade Falls Cascade Mountain > Cascade Mtn Ice
 23
WI3 PG13 Ice 5 pitches
The Urs Hole Cascade Mountain > Cascade Mtn Ice
 4
WI2 Ice 5 pitches
The Professor Falls Mt Rundle > Professor Falls Area
 50
WI4 Ice 6 pitches
Nemesis Stanley Headwall
 10
WI6 Ice, Alpine 4 pitches
Centre Ice Bulge Direct Valley of the T… > Mt Fay
 6
WI3 Ice, Alpine 5 pitches
South Ridge Mt Edith
 3
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Trad
Northeast Ridge Mt Victoria N Summit
 3
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine
Rundlehorn Mt Rundle > Rundlehorn Area
 23
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport 11 pitches
Brewer Buttress Castle Mountain
 16
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad, Alpine 13 pitches
Mothers Day Buttress Cascade Mountain > Mothers Day Buttress
 15
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 8 pitches
South East Face of Eisenhow… Castle Mountain
 9
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine
Pub Night Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 9
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Blue Valentine Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Men With Brooms Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 11
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
School of Rock Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 14
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Top Gun Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Escargot Corner Mt Norquay > Upper Norquay Slab
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
East Ridge Valley of the T… > Mt Temple
 20
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Easy Snow PG13 Snow, Alpine 10 pitches
Aftonroe Mt Cory > Take it for Granite
 57
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 8 pitches
Cheese Grater Mt Cory > Take it for Granite
 4
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 4 pitches
The Kain Route Mt Louis
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine
FNG Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Amphitheater
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Imaginary Grace Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Amphitheater
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
Neverland Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
McKay Route Valley of the T… > Tower of Babel
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
French Reality Stanley Headwall
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI6 Trad, Ice, Alpine 4 pitches
South Face Sentinel Pass > Grand Sentinel
 28
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Gooseberry Tunnel Mountain
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 7 pitches
Greenwood-Locke Valley of the T… > Mt Temple
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A2 Steep Snow R Aid, Snow, Alpine 20 pitches
Imaginary Face Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Amphitheater
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Ultra-Brewers Castle Mountain
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
Hoka Hey! Mt Cory > S Peak
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 9 pitches
Castle Anthrax Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Blob Rock
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Gmoser Route Mt Louis
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
Fiddler on the roof Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Hillside area
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Exquisite Corpse Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Air Voyage
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Plutonian Shores Raven Crag
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 7 pitches
The Black Knight Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Blob Rock
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Homage to the Spider Mt Louis
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine
Swordfish Trombones Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Public Enemy Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 36
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Long-stemmed Rose Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Amphitheater
 3
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
The Search Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Liquid Sky
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Turtle Mountain Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 23
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Greenwood-Jones Valley of the T… > Mt Temple
 3
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine
Heart Attack and Vine Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Ballista Tunnel Mountain
 11
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A0 Sport, Aid 8 pitches
Tonka (the GIft) Tunnel Mountain
 7
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 8 pitches
Riverrun Tunnel Mountain
 4
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 9 pitches
Lost Lenore Raven Crag
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 7 pitches
Cardiac Arete Sentinel Pass > Grand Sentinel
 23
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine 4 pitches
The Early Worm Mt Bourgeau
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine 6 pitches
Wicked Gravity Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 60
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Mardi Gras Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 20
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bloodsport Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 5
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Aeroflot Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Trailside
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Chocolate Bunnies from Hell Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Mr. Rogers Smokes a Fat One Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Air Voyage
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Duck of Death Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Duckland
 3
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Purple People Eater Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 9
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Liquid Sky Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Liquid Sky
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Air Voyage Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Air Voyage
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
Spectacular Megafauna Mt Edith
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 6 pitches
DEW line Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Air Voyage
 14
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Venom Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Colloidal Impact Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Mistaya Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Liquid Sky
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport