With the cooler weather and changing colors, fall is one of the nicest times of year to enjoy a visit to the Canadian Rockies! While most climbers stay inside and sharpen their ice tools for winter, many of us are out enjoying the uncrowded rock and alpine routes.
Banff and Canmore locals take advantage of the quiet crags and empty routes to get in some excellent late season climbing. Actually, the fact that some climbers end up climbing on rock throughout the winter months is one of the Bow Valley’s best kept secrets! As the mountains get covered in the white stuff and ice starts to form in the high places, Banff and Canmore locals start sharpening their tools, pulling out their winter climbing racks and heading out into the alpine. There are tons of classic alpine routes that are still in fine shape. At this time of year there is endless potential for moderate to challenging alpine climbs all over the range. The fall alpine conditions are no longer just for locals. If you want to experience this type climbing, come join us for a private climb.
With sunny conditions this week during what is a low season for most tourist attractions in the Banff/Canmore area, we think it is a fine time to get out and enjoy some of the most relaxed conditions of the year.
See you out there!