Great new climb (June 2007) up the east face of tunnel mountain in banff national park. It isn't in the guidebook yet, but information on the route can be found on tabvar.org. This route is extremely well bolted and great for a first long moderate sport route. Get on it before the slabby crux pitch gets polished, as this route feels like the new raptor.
8 repels from 20-30 meters or four with two ropes.
Submitted by: dropkicked on 2007-09-11
Route ID: 88463
Climbed the odd pitches, I thought the route was ok, nothing special. Not sure why someone removed the hardware from the P3 repel anchor, guess someone really needed it... I wouldn't climb up this route with another party on the route. Lots of loose rocks between pitches.
Don't log in twice very often, nor climb the same route very often....but by getting the odd leads this time, I do think this is a better route than I gave it credit for the first time....huge difference between suffering through the even pitches or being on the sharp end for the odd pitches...met a young couple rappelling past us who filled me in on "The Early Worm", which looks like a spectacular new route...so worthwhile that I climbed Ballista again.