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Lake Louise Falls - WI4

Average Rating = 4.57/5 Average Rating : 4.57 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (14)
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Ice
G
3
ScrewsStuff for V threads
360
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty WI4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.86/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.29/5
  Fun Factor 4.71/5

Description:

Short approach, and low commitment grade make this a popular route. The crux is the upper pillar and still turns many parties back, it (according to Jo Jo's "Waterfall Ice") can range anywhere from WI4-5

Descent Options:

There is a walk off to the right with slight danger of terrain traps, make sure you go far enough right to avoid the cliff bands. Otherwise rap from v-threads, or trees on either side of the falls.

Submitted by: stickit on 2006-03-20
Last Modified: 2015-10-13
Views: 1493
Route ID: 51361

14 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty WI3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: satch on 2015-02-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great route and great otter slide

Crowded but beautiful. Just climbed to the cave. Hope to do it all next time.

Added: 2015-02-11

Ratings
  Difficulty WI4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: Colinhoglund on 2012-01-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun day.

Best part of the day was the otter slide on the way out! (kidding)

Added: 2012-01-23

Ratings
  Difficulty WI5
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: wildlyesoteric on 2008-03-04 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Tough out of the cave

Easy climbing below, but at 5-10 degrees overhanging, with sketchy traversing out of the cave, this was climbed as a passable grade 5

Added: 2008-03-19

Ratings
  Difficulty WI4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: rhyang on 2007-03-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Swapped leads

Climbed in two pitches with a 60m rope. I led the first pitch to about WI3. My partner Steve led the second pitch to about WI4+. The ice was good, though picked out on the pillar - lots of hooking :)

Added: 2007-03-25

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: qpang on 2007-03-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Avi

Climbed with Heather, ice was awesome, but the snow was wet and heavy, just right for avalanches. at least 3 came down on us while we were climbing, the last one hit Heather and buried her to her knees. Not too serious, but a little freaky. Fun day in the end.

Added: 2007-03-14

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