North Ridge (EEOR)

Escape the crowds and venture out to the far side of EEOR (east end of Rundle). This cliff is full of many classic Rockies style rock routes and the North Ridge is no different. The original grade of 5.7 is from 1972 so, expect the climbing to be slightly harder (roughly 5.8/9 by modern standards).…


This adventurous rock climb is a ton of fun but you have to move quickly to cover all 17 pitches in a reasonable time. There are some scrambling and easy 5th class sections, lots of 5.5 to 5.7 pitches, two really fun 5.9 pitches, and even a steep bolt ladder pitch! The views are great…

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.


This fun route climbs the SE facing buttress on Loder Peak called, Nanny Goat. The climbing is very solid by Rockies standards and the rock is full of texture (ie. not polished) which, adds a great amount of sole friction and confidence. Sections of the routes traverse and are engaging so, climbers should be very…

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.

Escargot Corner

Just in case you didn’t know, the Rockies used to be a shallow tropical sea. This was roughly 200 million years ago but the remnants of this era are still around today. A great example of this era is, Escargot Corner which, is considered one of the best climbs of its grade in BNP. The…

Cascade Falls

There are a number of fun and low commitment rock routes in the immediate Cascade Falls area. The routes are: Minihappa (5.4, 120m/4P), Keeping it Riel (Since 1885) (5.6, 150m/4P), Battle of Seven Oaks (5.6, 136m/4P), and Battle of Batoche (5.6, 136m/4P). The quick access and solar facing nature of these routes make them especially…

Daddy’s Day Out

This fun and mostly bolted route climbs up the SW face of Delta Peak. The climbing varies between 5.4 to 5.9 with on short section of 5.10c. The climbing is fun and the rock quality overall is great, as are the views!

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.