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Mt. Babel Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 10,174'
Location: 51.30647, -116.16376 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: kiff on Aug 14, 2016
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BETA PHOTO: Mt. Babel from low on N. Ridge during descent.


It doesn't exactly reach heaven, but it will send you there. The highlight is the east face, a true giant of the Rockies. It even took Brian Greenwood a couple attempts to top out this enormous leaning monstrosity. There are a number of other routes, check out D. Jone's Rockies Central for more beta. A real venue for those looking to challenge their vertical choss bulldozing abilities. There is some good rock too, some have gone as far to say Verdonesque stone. I didn't find any, but I've never been to the Verdon.

Getting There 

Park at Moraine Lake, follow the Consolation Lakes trail.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.2 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: East Face from incorrect approach gully

East Face 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  North America : Canada : ... : Mt. Babel
I learned two things on this wall: that the phrase "surprisingly good rock" doesn't mean anything aside from an individual's preceding sentiments concerning aforementioned rock. Secondly, that Mark Twight has a twisted sense of humor. An absolutely giant face that escapes common internet description (for all of our sakes). I will not type out pitch by pitch beta because everyone's experience will differ ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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