route recommendations around banff

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glomeruli
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route recommendations around banff

Post by glomeruli » Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:52 am

heading out this week for a short trip so we're looking for classic multipitch routes in and around banff/canmore. grades 5.8 to 10+, trad or bolts.

any suggestions???


heard about a route up chinaman's peak but have no details or route name.

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Post by erock » Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:12 pm

The route you're thinking of on Ha-Ling (chinaman's) is sisyphus summits

http://www.summitpost.org/route/544502/ ... tches.html

It's pretty sustained at 10+ for the first of many (21?) pitches.

you should really do cardiac arrete on the grand sentinel.
http://www.summitpost.org/route/427754/ ... tches.html

you hike in from lake louise. so camp there for a day or two and climb it and then do some climbing at back of the lake in lake louise. best sport and mixed area in the region. It's all quartzite all fun. then head to canmore and do sisyphus or raptor (10c 9 pitches on eeor) and climb on Mt Yamnuska. you might find some topos for yam on the TABVAR site?

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Post by hans » Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:07 am

I second the Grand Sentinel. There is a trad route on it as well.

I really enjoyed Homage to the Spider, on Mt Louis.

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Post by smallman » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:59 pm

parallel dreams and true grit on EEOR are good.

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Post by glomeruli » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:20 am

thanks, just what we were looking for

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Post by harihari » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:57 pm

Sisyphus Summits is not that good-- it's a friciton route and it's very polished; also, the line is contrived and the belays are in retarded spots. other folks' suggestions are all good-- I second the Cardiac Arete-- awesome, you can do a 5.8 to warm up, then do the 10D. Also try (midweek) cragging at Back of the Lake-- superb bolts and gear ina spectacular setting.

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