Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Multipitch First Ascents in Lake Louise

Headed up to a multipitch quartzite wall on Saddle Mountain with Jody last week and did some exploration. We managed to climb two routes, both about 120 meters long and about 5.9 in difficulty. The rock was excellent and they may or may not have been first ascents. We found a couple of old pitons at the top of one of the routes but there are numerous ways to reach that point. I'm excited to get back up to this great area for some more exploring in the future!

Some information about a more difficult climb in this area can be found at http://banffrock.ca/indexBanff.html . As well there are at least a couple of older climbs, one is known as Toys in the Attic but I don't have any further information.

J. Mills
CRAG Owner & Head Guide

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