Canadian Rockies Alpine Guides - Mountaineering and Climbing in Alberta's Rocky Mountains

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Box 40087
Canmore, AB
T1W 3H9

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Mar 2009
Jan 2009
Ice guiding on Moonlight Falls & Snowline in Kananaskis Country Waterfall Ice climbing up Evans Thomas Creek on Snowline and Moonlight Falls

These two excellent ice climbs are located side by side up Evans Thomas Creek in Kananaskis Country. Most years Moonlight Falls is the fatter but much steeper line, while Snowline, on the right, is usually thin and technical. Climbing one or both of these routes is an excellent introduction to grade 4 ice climbing. Best of all, there is no avalanche hazard in this area so these climbs can be completed almost any day of the winter! A grade 3 climb known as Chantilly Falls is along the approach and makes an excellent warm up on the way in.

Location: Kananaskis Country. 45 minutes from Canmore, or just over 1 hour from Calgary.
Length: 100m (each)
Grade: WI4
Logistics: Canmore, Alberta is the best place to base out of for all climbing in the Kananaskis area.

Ice climber up high on Snowline

Other Nearby Routes

  • King Creek - WI3, 20m - numerous lines
  • Kidd Falls - WI4, 55m
  • Whiteman Falls - WI6, 95m
  • Red Man Soars - WI5, 5.10, 55m - excellent mixed climb!
  • and dozens more...

Gear List

Group gear such as ropes and carabiners will be provided by Canadian Rockies Alpine Guides. The personal gear listed below is mandatory. Please inform us well in advance if you need to borrow any of these items. Items that are not available for loan must be rented or purchased. Rental and purchase information can be found here.
  • Small Pack (about 30 litres) - available for loan
  • Ice Climbing/Mountaineering Boots
  • Crampons - available for loan
  • 2 Ice Climbing Axes - available for loan
  • Harness - available for loan
  • Helmet - available for loan
  • Sweater/Fleece
  • Winter Jacket or Goretex/Softshell Jacket
  • Winter Pants or Goretex/Softshell Pants
  • Long Underwear
  • Gloves (2 pairs)
  • Toque or Balaclava
  • Gaitors (optional but highly recommended)
  • Water Bottles (2 litres)
  • Lunch with lots of snacks