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Takakkaw Falls Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,000'
Location: 51.4497, -116.4379 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrator: Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jordan Ramey on Sep 16, 2011

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At 1260', Takakkaw Falls is the 2nd highest waterfall in western Canada.

Getting There 

If traveling from the East (i.e. Calgary, Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise) take the Trans Canada highway 22 km past the Lake Louise exit and take a right turn onto Yoho Valley Road. Follow the signs to Takakkaw Falls.

This road is closed in the winter, but can be skied all the way to the parking area to climb Takakkaw Falls proper as an ice climb in the winter.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.0 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Takakkaw Falls Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Takakkaw Falls Area:
Takakkaw Falls   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 12 pitches, 1260'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: A snowy Takakkaw Falls

Takakkaw Falls (winter) WI4  North America : Canada : ... : Takakkaw Falls Area
Remote and rarely climbed, Takakkaw Falls is a Rockies' classic. Due to the high volume of water flowing under the ice, however, ice conditions can be sketchy, be careful. Especially at the top where a horizontal ice shell must be crossed to reach the upper-most anchor. Falling through the shell would likely have dire consequences. Set your top anchor lower if there is any uncertainty. Follow the path of least resistance and the best ice, usually starting up the left side. U...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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