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.


Joy is a very fun and unique climb that follows an incredibly striking right facing dihedral up the Mt. Indefatigable slab for nearly 2000 feet or 606 metres of climbing! Don’t expect any bolts though, as Joy is a pure trad climb that is bolt-free, which is a very special thing around here. The climbing…


This thrilling 4-pitch line is truly one of the best around. Macadamia is a classic climb with sustained 5.7/8 climbing and a phenomenal final pitch that is main reason to do the route. 

The Wraith

Get stoked for this stellar and very fun 7 pitch rock route in the Ghost called, The Wraith. It’s a must do route that has very fun climbing with great positions and thrilling exposure. If you’re up for the challenge, this route will not disappoint. 


This is one of the finest 5.8 routes around with 7-pitches of superb limestone cracks that have you wondering if you are climbing on granite. Bonanza makes for an excellent introduction to the Canadian Rockies climbing scene, and when combined with the added adventure and beauty that the Ghost area brings, then this route is…

Pony Express

This great 3-star climb up Yamnuska’s west end follows an excellent rib of grey rock for 6-pitches. The climbing is very fun and results in an excellent day out on Yamnuska’s large south face. The route does follow a bunch of bolts but also requires some traditional rock placements for protection.