Stanley Headwall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The Stanley Headwall, from the trailhead. The pro...
Home to a number of the Rockies' best-known ice and mixed routes, the Stanley Headwall is a truly spectacular venue. Joe Josephson's guide says it best: "Every major route on the wall is sustained, technically difficult, and contains sections of serious climbing."
Use the the following link to check out a really cool overview of the Headwall! latitudephotography.com/shp/in...
Although the Stanley Headwall is actually in B.C., most people access it from the Banff National Park. So I'll list it as such. Drive 20 miles north from Banff on Hwy 1 to Castle Junction. Take a left on Hwy 93 for a little over 8 miles to the Stanley Glacier trailhead, which is on the south side of the road. Follow the well-marked and heavily traveled switchbacked trail until it eventually emerges from the trees into the valley above. The Headwall will be looming above you to the right.
Allow 1.5 - 2 hours, depending on snow, how fit you are, and whether or not you are using skis or snowshoes.
Climbing Season For the Banff National Park area.
Weather station 8.2 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Stanley Headwall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Stanley Headwall:
WI6 Ice, Alpine, 4 pitches, 525'
French Reality 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
WI6 Trad, Ice, Alpine, 4 pitches, 500'
Featured Route For Stanley Headwall
Nightmare on Wolf Street
WI6+ M7+ North America
: ... : Stanley Headwall
One of the most elegant lines you will ever climb, and on the Stanley Headwall no less! Amazing position combined with incredible ice and hard drytooling on good rock, makes for a truly singular experience!P1, M7+: Thin face climbing past several bolts leads to the right arching crack. Continue climbing the crack, clipping bolts as you go, then turn the corner and climb ice and rock to the bolted station. 9 bolts.P2, WI5+: Climb onto the front of the thin, hollow column, and take the long ice...[more] Browse More Classics in International