Dan’s Delight

  • Description

    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.

  • Grade

    5.7
  • Duration

    7-9hrs
  • Aspect

    E
  • Length

    410m

  • Directions

    Banff National Park. Take the east exit for Banff and park just off the Lake Minnewanka Rd. near the Urs Hole Drainage.
  • Approach

    Hike 1 hours to the base of the route (1.5km w/ 300m of elevation gain).
  • Descent

    Walk 300m down along the cliff to the rappel line. 12 raps get us back to the base of the cliff.
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