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Canmore Wall Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,695'
Location: 51.05655, -115.38094 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tom Gnyra on Aug 29, 2015
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Description 

Technically a sub-peak of Mount Lawrence Grassi, Canmore wall is a giant wall right in the middle of the town. Pretty cool but only has a few routes on it due to the long (1.5 hours) approach.


Rock Climbing Photo: A rough view of the approach
A rough view of the approach

Getting There 

From the TABVAR website

Park at the far South East end at “Peaks of Grassi” in Canmore (Three Sisters Drive / Wilson Way) and follow the “Highline” mountainbike trail up through the forest. After about 30 min. you get to a big drainage. From here you can see the top of the climb and the left half of the wall. Follow the drainage (stay right where it splits) to the base of the climb just around the corner from where the trees come close to the wall. 1.5 hours.

Climbing Season

For the Bow Valley area.

Weather station 13.1 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Canmore Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: topo from the free pdf

Kurihara (Jiro Kurihara Memorial Route) 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  North America : Canada : ... : Canmore Wall
An incredible addition to Canmore Wall area and also a tribute to a fallen climber. TABVAR has some great free topos of routes, this one included (link in text)From TAVBAR:This route was put up in tribute to Jiro Kurihara who passed away in an avalanche in Alaska in May 2011. Jiro was a passionate climber who lived in Canmore because he loved the Canadian Rockies.RIP JiroClimbing SequencePitch 1 (5.6, 25 m, 2 bolts): ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: A beautiful view of Mt. Grassi with canmore wall i...
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