Mountains bordering the west end of Upper Kananask...
Kananaskis encompasses an area east and south of Canmore. Average driving time from Calgary is about 1.5 hours.
A variety of long alpine or semi-alpine climbs of classic quality exist in K-country along with sport climbing areas (Wasootch, Barrier Bluffs, etc...) and popular ice climbing (Evan Thomas Creek). Although Yamnuska and Kid Goat are also technically in Kananaskis, they are listed separately under Bow Valley right now. When most people say Kananaskis, they are usually referring to heading south from the trans Canada highway.
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Drive the Trans Canada from either direction and head south
Climbing Season For the Alberta area.
Weather station 3.2 miles from here
55 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',26],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Kananaskis
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Kananaskis:
Featured Route For Kananaskis
Joy 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b North America
: ... : Mount Indefatigable
Approach: 45 minutesClimb: 3 - 6 hoursDescent: 1.5 - 3 hours Car-to-Car: 5 - 9 hoursSun: late morning through afternoonJoy follows the incredibly striking right facing dihedral up the Mt. Indefatigable slab for nearly 2000 feet (300m)of climbing! The rock is generally very solid with excellent friction. The numerous small ledges do tend to accumulate rocks, so be wary, especially in early season. There are many very nice belays to choose from on almost every pitch. Some take a 70m rope to...[more] Browse More Classics in International