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Tower of Babel

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Tower of Babel Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Tower of Babel is an alpine feature, though significantly lower than it's surrounding neighbours. The main climbing area faces NW, so be prepared for cool temperatures and wind on all but the warmest of days. The moderate nature of the climbing and recent addition of bolted stations means the route sees a lot of traffic, especially on weekends.

Getting There 

From Lake Louise, follow signs to Moraine Lake. Keep following the signs to the large parking lot and lodge. Arrive early or risk parking several km's down the road. From the parking lot, head east and follow trail signs to Consolation Lake. After five minutes or less of walking, you will encounter a Travel Restriction sign and the start of the Consolation Lakes trail. Follow the well-worn trail for about five more minutes, across a small creek and look for a beaten-in climber's trail on the right. Cairns mark a trail through a talus field, but just begin picking your way over the talus and eventually scree to a prominent horizontal ledge about 30m above the true toe of the feature. The approach should take no more than 30-40 minuutes.

Climbing Season

For the Banff National Park area.

Weather station 7.7 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Tower of Babel

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tower of Babel:
McKay Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 1215'   
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Featured Route For Tower of Babel

McKay Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  North America : Canada : ... : Tower of Babel
There is no denying that the Tower of Babel is a striking feature, in a stunning alpine setting. The rock is of generally of good quality and the solid quartzite lend to fun, juggy climbing throughout. The entire day is spent overlooking the picturesque Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks and the summit views are unparalleled.That said, the rock is quite poor on some pitches and care should be taken to not drop loose rocks. A helmet is strongly recommended.The route description is as fol...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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