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Cascade Mountain Ice 
Mothers Day Buttress 

Cascade Mountain Rock Climbing 

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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).

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cascade Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cascade Mountain:
Cascade Falls   WI3 PG13     Ice, 5 pitches, 1000'   Cascade Mountain Ice
Rogans Gully   WI3     Ice   Cascade Mountain Ice
Mothers Day Buttress   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 8 pitches, 1100'   Mothers Day Buttress
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Featured Route For Cascade Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: Walking up one of the avalanche slopes about halfw...

Cascade Falls WI3 PG13  North America : Canada : ... : 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

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