REI Community
Mount Edith

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
South Ridge T 
Spectacular Megafauna S 

Mount Edith Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 2,554'
Location: 51.206, -115.6716 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 2,695
Administrators: Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: jon jugenheimer on Mar 2, 2008
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Looking at the SOuthwest aspect of the mountain.


Mount Edith is a limestone peak with three summits within view of Banff. The quality of rock is quite good, with many routes reaching the summit from all sides. Their are many possibilities for day routes from a easy scramble to the top, to 300m routes on the north side.

Getting There 

To get to Mount Edith, Drive west from Calgary on the Trans-Canadian Highway 15-20 Km from Canmore. Drive past the town of Banff and take your first exit off the highway. After the exit, take your first right, unto a dirt road leading to the Fireside picnic area. Take the hiking trail trail heading east from the picnic area for the aproach to the routes.

Climbing Season

For the Banff National Park area.

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Mount Edith

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mount Edith:
South Ridge   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c     Trad, Grade II   
Spectacular Megafauna   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 6 pitches, 750'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Mount Edith

Featured Route For Mount Edith
Rock Climbing Photo: The original topo

Spectacular Megafauna 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  North America : Canada : ... : Mount Edith
A huge, spectacular route made by the late and great Dave Thomson. See topo. Follow the approach for Mt. Louis (the diamond, Kain, Spider), and find the North East face of Edith. Sun until 1 pm and then Shade. Mostly slabby climbing with lots of technical stuff required but lots of rests on the hard sections. Enjoy it!P1: 40m, 14 bolts, 10cP2: 38m, 17 bolts, 10dP3: 30m, 16 bolts, 11bP4: 38m, 15 bolts, 11cP5: 38m, 17 bolts, 11cP6: 22m, 9 bolts, 10d[[go see some cool pictures by Jon Walsh about th...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Comments on Mount Edith Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About