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Mothers Day Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Location: 51.2139, -115.5373 View Map  Incorrect?
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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)

Getting There 

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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Classic Climbing Routes in Mothers Day Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mothers Day Buttress:
Mothers Day Buttress   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 8 pitches, 1100'   
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Mothers Day Buttress 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  North America : Canada : ... : Mothers Day Buttress
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

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