Friday, March 27, 2009

Two days of Ice with Jean-Francois & Patricia from Quebec

At the base of Louise Falls

Had a great two days of warm weather ice climbing with a really fun couple from Quebec. They do some ice climbing on their own so they had the skills to get two super classic climbs in. On the first day we went to Evan Thomas Creek and climbed Snowline. Snowline had been feeling the effects of the sun and the bottom part was very thin but overall the climbing was great. Afterwards we went and worked on some skills and techniques on the bottom part of Chantilly Falls.

For day two we decided to go out to Louise Falls. We left Canmore really early to try and the crowds but still got there second. Since the easiest line was already taken we climbed the right hand line which had a steep pitch of grade 5 at the top which provided plenty of challenge. It was an excellent climb in one of the most spectacular settings in the Rockies.

Stacking the ropes on the halfway ledge of Louise Falls

J. Mills
CRAG Owner & Head Guide

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