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Mount Murchison  Rock Climbing 


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Location: 51.90523, -116.70393 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: RKM on Mar 5, 2014  with updates from Nick Sweeney
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Description 

Mount Murchison is a huge peak with high cirques on the east side of the Icefields Parkway, just before you reach the junction of highway 11 (David Thompson Hwy to Nordegg) and the Saskatchewan River Crossing.

Park just over 5 miles south of the river crossing (junction with hwy 11) where a drainage comes down and under the road. Walk up this drainage until it is better to move north into the trees. This is a long hike and if fresh snow - could take hours

Most climbs face west and get early morning sun.

Getting There 

Depending on the line - park along the road around 5 miles south of the river crossing.

Climbing Season



Weather station 37.2 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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 Mount Murchison

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mount Murchison :
Murchison Falls   WI4-5     Ice, 4 pitches, 600'   
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Solo up as high as you dare, then probably 3 long pitches with the last lead being the crux. Pick the best ice, but you should end up on the right side on top....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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