Elliot's Left Hand
A fun adventure climb up a narrow canyon to a spectacular final pillar! A long pitch of WI3 leads to a bunch of shorter ice steps as you wind your way up the canyon. Above, the crux pillar provides a great challenge and can be deceptively steep! Usually there is time to do a couple laps on this upper pitch and enjoy the beautiful setting before rappelling down.
Location: David Thompson Highway (Hwy 11). 30 minute drive from Nordegg or 2.5 hours from Canmore.
Logistics: Up to two guests can join the guide for an ascent of Elliot’s Left Hand. Stay in nearby Nordegg or the Rampart Creek Hostel, or make the drive out from Canmore/Banff.
Other Nearby Routes
- Murchison Falls – WI4+, 200m
- Kitty Hawk – WI5, 200m
- SAR’s On Ice & 570 – WI3/4, 120m
- Nothing But The Breast – WI4+, 150m
- Good Luck & Bad Dreams – WI4, 150m