Borgeau Left - WI5 / 185m
GUIDED ICE CLIMBING ASCENTS WITH INTERNATIONALLY CERTIFIED, CLOUD NINE MOUNTAIN GUIDES
Borgeau Falls (Left Side) is one of the most easily recognizable, and beautiful Waterfall Ice Climbs in the Canadian Rockies, sitting directly opposite the valley from the Gondola at the Sunshine Village Ski Resort. Much of the route climbs at the more moderate grade of WI4, with the bulk of the interest coming near the top of the route. A south facing route, the ascent line sees the sun for much of the day, and is an excellent option for days when cold temperatures and climbing in the share would be just a bit too uncivilized. Before booking, please be aware the this route has significant overhead exposure to complex avalanche terrain. Parks Canada commonly controls these upper slopes throughout the winter, and our team will often only entertain ascents during periods of low or moderate hazard, limited snowpack complexity, or immediately after an explosive control run that releases critical amounts of avalanche prone snow from the slopes above.
An incredibly aesthetic ascent with a relatively short approach, and only a 20 minute drive from the Banff Townsite.
Please note that if booking this ice climbing ascent in advance, our Mountain Guides will reserve the right to shift your booking to an alternate objective on the day should we feel that avalanche hazard poses an unreasonable level of risk. For the best chances of success, get in touch with our program managers, express your interest in the route, and we'll stay in touch letting you know when conditions are suitable for an ascent.
20 Minutes from the Banff Townsite
QUICK ACCESS TO A CLASSIC MULTIPITCH ICE ROUTE
TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT INCLUDED*
SUPPORTED BY OUR PARTNERS AT BLACK DIAMOND EQUIPMENT
EXPERIENCED ICE GUIDES & AVALANCHE PROFESSIONALS