Dan’s Delight

This route is a fun moderate multi-pitch rock climb on the East facing cliff of Mt. Cascade known as, Bankhead buttress. The views from the route toward Lake Minnewanka and down the Bow Valley are superb, and the story of this cliff’s name is full of local coal mining history.

More Cowbell

This is a fun 10 pitch route that comes with amazing views of the Kananaskis range and a moderate 5.7 grade. The route has a feeling similar to the popular Mother’s Day Buttress rock route near Banff, but instead of walking off the route, you rappel this one.

Mt. Buller

Mt. Buller is a great alpine rock climb that sports a number of quality routes up it. The main route is Buttress #4 (AD 5.7 250m) which is the southernmost buttress and is closest to the road. This main route (Buttress #4) is the line that contains the exciting and long Boot Crack pitch, which…

Mt. Alberta

To quote Bill Corbett’s 11,000ers of the Canadian Rockies, “Mt. Alberta is the hardest, loosest, scariest and most exhausting of all the 11’000ers, even by the so-called standard route. Yet …. it’s the one peak, other than perhaps Mt. Robson, that serious Rockies mountaineers most want on their climbing resumes.” We would agree. Mt. Alberta is…

Pumpkin Route

Officially known as Unnamed in the local guidebook, this great route on the west end of Yamnuska’s south face is better known by locals as the Pumpkin Route, for the very large pumpkin that is painted on the wall at the top of the last pitch.