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 sure to reward you with a very memorable mountain experience.
DirectionsThe Ghost. Drive to the Devil’s Gap parking lot. The ghost can be a bumpy off-road adventure in the summer as you drive along the river rocks basin of the Ghost River. Expect 1.5-2hr drive from Canmore. Water x-ings can be challenging during flood periods.
ApproachFrom the parking spot, head NW toward the West Phantom crag and pick up the climber’s trail. Roughly 1 hr. approach by foot.
DescentTraverse to the drainage bowl above the Bonanza waterfall and then make 2 raps.