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Murchison Falls, III, WI 4+
  • Murchison Falls, 180m, III, WI 4+
  • - You gain over 2000’ just to get to the base of Murchison Falls. If breaking trail, it can be a tough approach. This is such a common objective however that you will normally find broken trail through the snow. Due to deadfall, skis are not recommended. We had it to ourselves on a Saturday in mid-March and found the top pitch somewhat precarious, i.e. wet and hard to find good ice. This 4th pitch was a full 60m+ of WI 4+. After some solo ice, we completed the route in three long pitches including two that required slight simul climbing. The route requires four rappels, all on rock stations (if not buried). There are three published accident reports relating to this route including at least one known fatality.
    Murchison Falls, III, WI 4+, Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, March 11, 2007


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    Scott DusekDelicious

    Scott Dusek

    Voted 10/10

    That looks super fun! Maybe if I lived closer to Banff my new tools would actually see some action, until then... tall snow banks BEWARE! a hah hah hah!

    Nice shot Dow,

    Posted Mar 13, 2007 8:14 pm

    Dow WilliamsRe: Delicious

    Dow Williams

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    Thanks Scotty, I got in 6 routes last week, albeit 3 on one day (Valley of the Birds), Canmore is the place for ice, no question. Heading south for my desert fix now! Cheers.
    ps, make sure to slam those tools into a few rocks so they are good and ready!
    Posted Mar 13, 2007 8:21 pm

    CClaudeIt looks fat!


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    when I was up there the stuff on the right was just a dribble..... very nice!
    Posted Mar 13, 2007 9:33 pm

    Dow WilliamsRe: It looks fat!

    Dow Williams

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    the advantages of living here, eh?
    Posted Mar 13, 2007 10:06 pm

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    on Mar 13, 2007 8:07 pm

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    Object Title: Murchison Falls, III, WI 4+

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