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Lake Louise Climbing


Perched next to the beautiful, aqua-marine waters of Lake Louise is what is considered the to be the crown jewel of Bow Valley sport climbing.

Bulletproof walls of purple and orange quartzite frame the lakes' distant shores and are littered with near perfect holds, ranging in size from half-pad crimpers to jugs that may swallow your entire hands.  The climbing on these sheer faces is both physical and technical.

It is expected to be sunny with a high of 12 so lets head down there and get some climbs.


I have set the limit to 6 people because I only have 2 ropes and gear for one or two routes,  I will increase the limit if more people join with ropes and gear.  I may change the location if the weather doesn't co-operate.





You must provide your own

  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Climbing shoes
  • Chalk bag
  • Proper seasonal wear (dress in layers)
  • Lunch and drinks (hot tea)
  • Sun glasses, SPF rated lip balm, sun screen
  • No jeans, no cotton clothing of any kind!

Gear can be rented at either Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) or UofC Outdoor Center.

We will meet at the in Calgary meeting point and carpool from there. Please be on time as we will only wait a short while past past the departure time before we leave.

Drive west on the Trans-Canada highway towards Lake Louise.  Take the Lake Louise/Bow Valley Parkway exit and turn left onto Lake Louise Drive.  follow this road all the way to the Lake Louise parking lots.


You must sign a trip waiver and contact information form to attend this event. The event organizer will have this for you.


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  • Hung D.

    It is expected to be a high of 17 with little rain in the evening. Lake Louise here we come

    July 6, 2013

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