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Lake Louise Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 51.4231, -116.1799 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Lake Louise hosts a number of fine climbing areas, ranging from some of the best craging around to adventurous mountain routes in a picture postcard setting.

The area is definitely alpine and so conditions can vary greatly from trip to trip. Plan accordingly, even for the most moderate climbs, conditions can make things interesting.

The only downside to climbing is the large numbers of tourists hanging around town, however, take a few steps along a trail and most are left behind.

Getting There 

Heading north west from Calgary on the Trans Canada highway take the Lake Louise Exit. Drive past the very small downtown area with Samsons Mall, and head up the road towards the Lake. Most of the climbing is reached by driving to the roads end and parking up in the large parking lot, however some require you to take the left turn towards Moraine Lake.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.1 miles from here

53 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',32],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',4],['5.8',4],['5.9',7],['5.10',12],['5.11',13],['5.12',6],['5.13',1],['>=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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lake Louise

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lake Louise:
Louise Falls   WI4-5     Ice, 3 pitches, 350'   Lake Louise Ice
Pub Night   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 68'   The Back of The Lake : Outhouse Wall
School of Rock   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 50'   The Back of The Lake : Outhouse Wall
Blue Valentine   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 76'   The Back of The Lake : Outhouse Wall
Men With Brooms   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 2 pitches   The Back of The Lake : Outhouse Wall
Imaginary Grace   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch   The Back of The Lake : Amphitheater
Neverland   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 55'   The Back of The Lake : Outhouse Wall
Imaginary Face   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 80'   The Back of The Lake : Amphitheater
Castle Anthrax   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 70'   The Back of The Lake : Blob Rock
Fiddler on the roof   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Back of The Lake : Hillside area
Exquisite Corpse   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 58'   The Back of The Lake : Air Voyage
Public Enemy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 80'   The Back of The Lake : Outhouse Wall
Turtle Mountain   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 80'   The Back of The Lake : Outhouse Wall
Mardi Gras   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   The Back of The Lake : Outhouse Wall
Wicked Gravity   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 88'   The Back of The Lake : Outhouse Wall
Chocolate Bunnies from Hell   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Back of The Lake : Outhouse Wall
Purple People Eater   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Back of The Lake : Outhouse Wall
DEW line   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 90'   The Back of The Lake : Air Voyage
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Rock Climbing Photo: Dew Line! Can't get much better!

DEW line 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  North America : Canada : ... : Air Voyage
What an incredible line! 4 stars!!Start on a hard boulder problem which either goes out right to jugs, a small crimp with a heel hook or directly up to a bad finger lock. Pull yourself up and get onto increasingly good holds. Soon you reach a good midway rest where you can shake out. Take advantage as you may get pumped in the second section. A slab works up the side until you must traverse back onto the face on a crescent shaped crimp to a big reach OR to bad side pulls. Once you get this, don...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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