Takakkaw Falls

With a thundering waterfall, a long tunnel to crawl through and amazing scenery, it’s impossible not to enjoy this very unique climb!  Ten pitches of nice 5.4-5.7 rock climbing lead up the wall beside Takakkaw Falls.  Near the top it looks like the route will dead end at some overhangs but a long hidden cave leads behind the cliff!  After crawling through the tunnel one more pitch takes us to the top where we can enjoy the views before rappelling back down.  Takakkaw translates to “magnificent” in Cree, which seems like a very appropriate name for this incredible spot!

Rock climbing beside Takakkaw Falls

Location: Yoho National Park near Field, BC.  1.5 hours from Canmore.

Difficulty: 5.7

Length: 425m

Logistics: Up to two guests can join for an ascent of the Takakkaw Falls rock climb.  Must be comfortable at the grade and experienced at rappelling.

Tunnel on Takakkaw Falls rock climb
Multipitch rock climbing beside Takakkaw Falls

Other Nearby Routes

  • Grand Sentinel – 5.8 or 5.10d, 100m
  • Mosquito Creek – Proboscisized – 5.8+, 160m
  • Castle Mountain – Ultra Brewers – 5.9, 300m
Traverse on Takakkaw Falls rock climb