Cascade Mountain Rock Climbing
Cascade Mountain as scene from the Lake Minnewanka...
Cascade Mountain is home to the classic ice climb Cascade Falls which stares right into your windshield while driving towards Banff from the east on the Trans Canada. Located just minutes from Banff, Cascade Mountain also hosts a number of other moderate classics such as Rogan's Gully (ice) and Mothers Day Buttress (moderate 5.6 trad).
Exit at the Banff exit (Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive) from the Trans Canada highway and head north. Park at the tourist pullout for Cascade Falls (about 100m from the Trans Canada) or at the old Cadet base memorial (about 200m from the Trans Canada) for Mothers Day Buttress.
Weather station 1.5 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Cascade Mountain
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cascade Mountain:
Featured Route For Cascade Mountain
WI3 PG13 North America
: ... : Cascade Mountain Ice
Approach: 10 minutesClimb: 2 - 4 hoursDescent: 45 - 60 minutes Car-to-Car: 3 - 5 hoursSun: little to none in winterAn excellent route with fun rambly pitches topped off with 2-3 long & steep excellent pitches right at the top. If it wasn't for the HUGE avalanche hazard this route suffers from it would be crowded all the time. Check the hazard before heading up! Climbing it at night to lower the objective hazard is not uncommon. Otherwise a very early start or a cloudy day is recomm...[more] Browse More Classics in International