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Irish Mist

WI3, Ice, 150 ft (45 m),  Avg: 2.4 from 5 votes
FA: A. Derbyshire, C. Quinn, Jan. 89
International > N America > Canada > Alberta > Bow Valley > McGillivray Slabs


A good route, that has a little more character then its neighbor Waterhole. A short thin step is followed by either a thin pillar of a couple of body lengths or rock moves protected by a bolt. Then continue to a bolted anchor on low angled ice.


Located at the far West end of McGillivary Slabs.  Park at a small pullout in the trees just before the guardrail starts when heading Eastbound on Hwy 1.  At the south end of the parking area locate a trail heading into the trees. Follow the trail until it crosses a bigger trail, turn right here and continue for a short distance until it breaks off left. Head up hill until you reach Irish Mist.


Bolted anchor

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Waterhole and Irish Mist from the road
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