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Valley of the Ten Peaks Rock Climbing 

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Moraine Lake, Valley of the Ten Peaks. June 2015


A "Rim" of Mountains surrounding Moraine Lake. These ten peaks are just south of Lake Louise with the great Mount Temple guarding the gate into this magnificent area.

Getting There 

Drive up the hill west of the trans-Canadian highway towards the Chateau, turn south to gain the seasonal road towards Moraine lake. There is a large parking lot, a hotel and of course, a gift shop.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.6 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Valley of the Ten Peaks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Valley of the Ten Peaks:
Centre Ice Bulge Direct   WI3     Ice, Alpine, 5 pitches, 1000'   Mount Fay
East Ridge   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Alpine, 10 pitches, 5000'   Mt. Temple
McKay Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 1215'   Tower of Babel
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Featured Route For Valley of the Ten Peaks
Rock Climbing Photo: Finishing a mellow pitch on the Rock Rib.  Directl...

Greenwood-Locke 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A2 R  North America : Canada : ... : Mt. Temple
This legendary alpine route was the first line climbed to the top of Temple's dramatic 4500' North Face. As perhaps the first great Canadian North Wall to be climbed, the first ascent ushered in the beginning of a new age of conquest in the Canadian Rockies. Although a notch shy of the mythic "5.9 A2" grade, this is a test-piece route that should be on every aspiring alpinist's must-do list. While in good, dry conditions this route is fairly routinely freed*, the face is still an intimidating...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Moraine Lake.
Moraine Lake.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Tower of Babel on a clear July day
The Tower of Babel on a clear July day
Rock Climbing Photo: The Tower of Babel
The Tower of Babel

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