The hardest ice route in the Valley of the Birds (VOTB) and a very worthwhile climb
when it’s in. VOTB is a great canyon to explore and tic off a bunch of fun climbs.
DirectionsThe Ghost (Don Getty Wildland Prov. Park). Drive into the north ghost to the VOTB drainage, shortly after marker 39. The north ghost tends to have more challenging access than the south ghost (2’ish hr drive from Canmore). Water x-ings (ie. ice shelves) and snow drifts are typical challenges.
ApproachCross the creek and head up the short WI2 step to access the VOTB canyon.