Kananaskis Country Mostly Rock climbing642 routes in crag
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5.7 short cruxes. Lots of loose rock & route finding challenges.
None really. See Wasootch slabs.
Walk past Wasootch slabs & hike up drainage on right just before the tower. Where it branches take left branch toward the tower. Where the bank gets steep head up a faint trail to left (obvious footprints). It gets very steep here. Keep trending left to the left of & below a rock ridge. When the trail gets to a open chute , there are obvious tracks across, but don't follow them, this may be heading to the south ridge(?) Instead go up right to the last few trees and traverse right. At a large alcove look up for bolts. We scrambled half way up pitch 1 over loose rock to the first bolt and started there. There is a decent ledge. Bolted stations for each belay, sometimes hard to find. Various amounts of fixed gear on the route but gear placements are few and far between, still one needs a variety of sizes. At the top, traverse the ridge to far end. Rap anchors are set a long way back from edge so there is long webbing and quick link. If badly chewed you may want to replace this webbing. 2 x 30m rapels & you will see an obvious, good trail down. See also http://gripped.com/news/four-bighorn-highway-alpine-rock-moderates/
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I think Hans Gmoser did first ascent.
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