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Bear Spirit Crag All Ice climbing

12 routes in area
  • Grades: US
  • Approach time: 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Photos: 1
  • Ascents: 7


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Beautiful hike in. Top rope access so a great place to work laps on either water ice or mixed routes.

Access issues

You will need a Banff National Park pass as the crag is here. Passes can be bought as you enter the National Park from Canmore.


Park at Johnston Canyon car park. Walk uphill for approximately 200m before you meet a drainage on your left. Follow this along what will normally be a well worn trail for approximately 30mins until you reach a small cave. Put crampons on here and head up a fixed line for 10m than walk for another 10mins to reach the climbing.

Where to stay

Canmore or Banff provide great access to ice climbing in the Bow Valley though it is not cheap. Calgary is the major city nearby.


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Waterfall on the right of the crag.


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