Nemesis is one of the best WI6 routes in the Canadian Rockies and is a great introduction to the climbing at the legendary Stanley Headwall. The climb is usually done as 3 or 4 hard pitches, with the crux coming about two thirds of the way up. Most years some funky ice mushrooms provide the technical crux as well as a good pump as you pick your way around, through and over them!
Location: Highway #93 South. 45 minute drive from Canmore.
Logistics: Nemesis is best climbed with just one guest per guide.
Other Nearby Routes
- French Reality – WI6+, 5.8, 150m
- Storm Creek – numerous hard ice & mixed multipitch routes.
- Bourgeau Left – WI5, 185m
- Bourgeau Right – WI4R, 310m