Mothers Day Buttress Rock Climbing
Great grey rock and only minutes from Banff. Currently (Summer 2011) there are 4 routes on this wall. The most popular is the moderate 5.6 Mothers Day Buttress, which climbs the striking buttress for 8 long pitches.
Mothers Day Buttress (325m, 5.6, 8 pitches)
Ant Tease Day (300m, 5.8)
Oedipus Complex (130m, 5.10c, 4 pitches)
The Itchy and Scratchy Show (160m, 5.10a, 5 pitches)
Exit for Banff off the Trans Canada Highway at Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive. Head north for 200m to the old Cadet Base memorial on the right (east). There is a plaque, about 6 parking spots, and a big empty square patch of earth.
Climbing Season For the Banff National Park area.
Weather station 1.6 miles from here
1 Total Climbing Routes
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Mothers Day Buttress 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b North America
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Length: 335m, 8 pitches Sun Exposure: receives lots of sun sinceTime: 2 - 6 hours to climb the route car-to-car: 5 - 10 hours Difficulty: 5.6 or 5.7(variation P2) Rack: Cams: single set of small to 2" (#2 camalot) and a normal selection of nuts.An excellent moderate outting and a great route for new leaders to cut there teeth on a longer objective. The descent is not trivial and requires about 1.5 hours, but is relatively straightforward. The climb...[more] Browse More Classics in International