Another Rockies classic. Great introduction to multi pitch climbing.

  • Route on Mount Cory
  • The spectacular view of the river and forest below is called Backswamp- in the past it was referred to as Aftonroe by a local writer Jon Whyte- The naming of this route was made in his memory
  • 5.7 Sport Route- 9 Pitches

Approach: Park on the left side of the Bow Valley Parkway, Highway 1A. 20-30 minute uphill approach.

Easy climbing on good rock. This route is often very busy, I found the best time was to go after work during the week!

Pack List

  • Harness
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Belay Device
  • Water
  • Extra layers/ wind breaker
  • Rope
  • Chalk + Chalk Bag
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Activities Rock Climbing
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Features
Easy Parking
Scenic

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