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Panther Falls

WI4, Ice, 200 ft (61 m), 2 pitches,  Avg: 3 from 7 votes
FA: unknown
International > N America > Canada > Alberta > Icefields Parkway > Panther Falls

Description

Panther Falls is an excellent route 1 or 2 pitch route with a very short approach. Not far from the Weeping Wall and Polar Circus just up the Icefields Parkway past the Big Bend. An excellent diversion if you have a bit of extra time.

The route get's early sun.

Location

Mind the daggers on the left and right sides of the falls. The two most obvious lines are the left and right side, with the right side tending to be steeper, yet often more wet.

The two approaches are to walk the trail from the south end of the parking area heading downhill and left from the Bridal Veil Falls sign and tashcans. Alternatively, one can rap in from the top of the falls from a tree (2 raps). The climb is so close to the parking lot, so either way is quick although the approach trail has a bit of avy hazard. Although you can't see the climb at all till you approach it as the parking area is right above it, it's realitively quick to go check out.

Protection

screws & v-threads

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Grant rapping into Panther Falls
[Hide Photo] Grant rapping into Panther Falls
Bridal Veil Falls as seen from Panther Falls
[Hide Photo] Bridal Veil Falls as seen from Panther Falls
The top of Panther Falls, where you can find a tree to start the rap in.  Or downclimb into the creek and make a v-thread at the lip.
[Hide Photo] The top of Panther Falls, where you can find a tree to start the rap in. Or downclimb into the creek and make a v-thread at the lip.
The Bridal Veil Falls lookout sign in the pullout.  The approach trail starts right near this sign if not rapping in.  Mind any avy hazard.
[Hide Photo] The Bridal Veil Falls lookout sign in the pullout. The approach trail starts right near this sign if not rapping in. Mind any avy hazard.
Grant P leading Panther Falls
[Hide Photo] Grant P leading Panther Falls
Grant P leading Panther Falls in wet, end of season conditions.
[Hide Photo] Grant P leading Panther Falls in wet, end of season conditions.