Ice Climb at King Creek
Canada › King Creek
Added by Robyn Moore
A sociable climbing spot located in beautiful Kananskis Country. The short hike in makes for an easily accessible trip with fun mixed routes and easy grades.
Follow the defined path trailing roughly along the creek bed, a 20 minute hike from the car park. King Creek lies at the bottom of a gorge with steep rock walls on either side and a cascade of fat ice being forced out of the rocks. It's a gorgeous spot, showcasing the true beauty of Kananaskis.
It’s a great ice climbing crag, with 4 solid ice climbs, a few partial ice climbs and some mixed routes. These climbs vary in length, so its good to bring a 70m rope if possible. None of the climbs are top-rope, they all must be initially led.
King Creek is a great location for novice climbers, with friendly mixed routes and soft ice in the spring (another bonus being that it provides a very long ice season).
Pack lots of layers and lots of snacks, as it's easy to make a day out of King Creek!
- Climbing rope
- Ice screws
- Ice axes
- Waterproof outerwear
- Food and water
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Hiking, Rock Climbing
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Lots of great routes
A nice quiet spot to climb, the approach is pretty short and straightforward. It's usually less busy than some of the other popular spots. Definitely worth a day out if your pretty confident leading mid grade ice.
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