All Locations > International > North America > Canada > Alberta > Icefields Parkway > Mount Murchison
Avg: 3.8 from 12 votes
|Type:||Ice, 600 ft, 4 pitches, Grade III|
|Page Views:||864 total, 19/month|
|Shared By:||RKM on Mar 5, 2014|
|Admins:||Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra|
DescriptionSolo up as high as you dare, then probably 3 long pitches with the last lead being the crux. Pick the best ice, but you should end up on the right side on top.
LocationThe approach to this climb is a full on hike. Even will little snow or a beaten path - it is a long way up to the climb. Makes for a full day.
Park just over 5 miles south of the river crossing (junction with hwy 11) where a drainage comes down and under the road. Walk up this drainage until it is better to move north into the trees. This is a long hike and if fresh snow - could take hours
Others suggested that it could be windy on top. Correct!!
We found gale force and sustained winds when topping out - enough that we could hardly stand up and could not communicate except with sign language. Not a place to be searching around for the rap anchors very long.