A great route in an alpine setting with incredible views along the Icefields Parkway! The sustained nature of the route and it’s location above treeline makes for a big day out on the mountains. Along with the classic Murchison Falls route there are some other excellent climbs surrounding it including Virtual Reality (WI6), But My Daddy’s a Psycho (WI5+) and Lessons of Oka (WI4, M4).
Location: Icefields Parkway near the Saskatchewan River Crossing. 2 hours from Canmore, or 1 hour from Lake Louise or Nordegg.
Difficulty: WI4+ or WI5 depending on line chosen.
Logistics: Either make the drive from Canmore/Jasper/Nordegg, or stay at one of the HI Hostels closer by. One guest per guide is recommended, although two guests may join if reasonably experienced and comfortable at the grade.
Other Nearby Routes
- But My Daddy’s a Psycho – WI5+, 200m
- Lessons of Oka – WI4, M4, 120m
- Weeping Wall – WI4-6, 180-360m
- Polar Circus – WI5, 700m
- Curtain Call – WI6, 125m
- Elliot Left Hand – WI4, 200m
- Mt. Wilson routes – dozens from WI3-6+