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David Thompson Corridor

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Summary

Tucked between Banff and Jasper. This beautiful area offers some great climbing away from the tourist crowds.

Description

Tucked between Banff and Jasper. This beautiful area offers some great climbing away from the tourist crowds.

Access issues

Mostly crown land. The majority of routes in the area have been developed by C.O.E. (Centre for Outdoor Education) guides and instructors.

More info on COE here http://www.coe.ca/

You can pick up their local guidebook for $20, all proceeds go towards future route development.

You can also support the David Thompson Corridor Bolt Fund directly at the link below. https://www.gofundme.com/f/david-thompson-bolt-fund?fbclid=IwAR1N-uUwTTVtwd8GDheyCTfPZsZQFTLAlUEFkMFEnypOI6c8c6ZnsZSMyzg

Approach

Along the David Thompson Highway (Highway 11) between the Icefields Parkway and Rocky Mountain House

Where to stay

As large amounts of the area are crown land, there are plenty of free camp spots available. Some right on the lake. There are also several provincial campsites in the area, that can be found here https://www.albertaparks.ca/albertaparksca/visit-our-parks/find-a-park/

Ethic

This area is mostly used by COE guides and instructors. They do leave some gear and the crags, please respect it and leave it there.

Unlocated crags

This region has an unlocated crag! If you think you know where Water Knot Wall is located then please take a minute to locate it for the climbing community.

Locating crags gives you Karma points. Please contact us if you have any issues.

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