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5.10a, Sport, 80 ft,
Avg: 3.1 from 48 votes
International > N America > Canada > Alberta > Banff NP > Lake Louise > Back of The Lake > Outhouse Wall
well protected and a good intro to the area
9 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor
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Long climb on good rock: Public Enemy!
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Great route. High first bolt but the climbing to get to it is straighforward. Basically follows a continuous series of flat horizontal edges between horizontal cracks, and pulls a couple small roofs, one at half height and the other way up high. The crux traverse left at the top (FUN and acrobatic for .10a) leads up to an absolutely perfect belay/anchor ledge. Be sure to have a seat and enjoy the view.
Climbing has great rests but is continuous and pretty pumpy for the grade, and a couple of the sequences are hard to read.
As the climbers trail heads uphill, look for the huuuuuge overhanging dihedral with a crack as soon as you round the corner. This is the bolt line after the arete feature in the middle of the wall about 30 feet uphill.
Jul 15, 2014