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Haffner Creek

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Boyd Mystery 
Buzz Blanc 
Fight Club 
Flake Route, The S 
Girl Without Tits, The 
Good Girls Gone Bad 
Green Hanger 
Half 'n'Half S 
Half a Gronk 
Mini Me 
Shagadelic S 
Sunday Morning Blumpy 
Swing Your Ding 

Haffner Creek Rock Climbing 

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Administrators: Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Dave Rone on Mar 7, 2012

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Haffner Creek is the place to go if you're looking for a good workout but a low-committment day! The hike is short and the avalanche hazard is non-existent. The area boasts a large number of bolted mixed routes, but some trad mixed routes, and pure ice routes as well.

For the reasons listed above, Haffner Creek is a very popular venue, and can get crowded.

Getting There 

Although Haffner Creek is actually in B.C., most people access it from the Banff National Park, so I'll list it as such. Drive 20 miles north from Banff on Hwy 1 to Castle Junction. Take a left on Hwy 93 for about 10 miles, to the Marble Canyon parking lot, which is on the north side of the road.
Cross the road and hike the well-traveled trail for 15 to 20 minutes to the crags.

Climbing Season

For the Banff National Park area.

Weather station 11.9 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Haffner Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Haffner Creek:
Half 'n'Half   M7     Sport, Mixed, 60'   
Shagadelic   M6+     Sport, Mixed, 50'   
Boyd Mystery   M8     Mixed, 65'   
Californication   M5     Mixed, 1 pitch, 50'   
Swank   M8-     Mixed, 35'   
Half a Gronk   M6     Mixed, 50'   
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Featured Route For Haffner Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave Rone working up to the ledge at the mid-way p...

Shagadelic M6+  North America : Canada : ... : Haffner Creek
No specific crux, but it's a little pumpy pulling onto the ice both at the ledge and at the top. There is an outrageous stein pull just before you hit the ice leading to the ledge. Stick your tool in the upward slot and cut the feet loose! There's another steinpull a little lower, but it's not quite as secure as the one that follows.This well-traveled route starts up a steep slab just left of a right-facing corner that lead arcs up and left to form the ledge about half way up the cliff, Foll...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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