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Upper Norquay Slab 

Mt. Norquay Rock Climbing 

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This mountain located just north of the Banff townsite is best known for the ski hill built on its east face. Norquay has several other attractive elements beyond skiing however. In addition to a fine scramble up the east side of the mountain, excellent rock climbing exists on the slabs of the west face of the mountain.

The slabs are divided into two climbing areas, the lower slab and upper slab. There is an extensive flat between the upper and lower slab, and both slabs are accessible from the bottom.

The rock climbing on Mt. Norquay is detailed in the as yet unpublished Banff Rock guidebook, currently available in chunks at

Getting There 

Mt. Norquay is located just North of the Banff townsite. Several access options exists, specified in the areas section.

Climbing Season

For the Banff National Park area.

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Mt. Norquay

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mt. Norquay:
Escargot Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 800'   Upper Norquay Slab
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Escargot Corner 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  North America : Canada : ... : Upper Norquay Slab
This route is super classic, and is likely the best route of its grade in Banff National Park. The climb has an excellent setting, a cool alpine atmosphere, no crowds and brilliant rock quality. The route is very similar in nature and difficulty to Diedre in Squamish, except without the people! Pitch 1-2 (5.5, 95m): Scramble up the cool, solution pocked rock past two bolted belays.Pitch 3 (5.6 35m): Climb up over a small overhang into the corner system. Lieback the corner to a bolted, sem...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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