eliassegovia wrote:Hello there,
I'd like to know more or less how long into the season does a regular ice climbing year get in banff. Is late march usually climbable?
March is a good month for Ice In Canadian Rockies. The days are longer and it's not as bitterly cold. Jan days are 6 hrs and it gets so cold the ice becomes brittle. But in March some climbs are starting to get sun bleached and on the East side they are getting dried out and hollow from the wind. But there's so much stuff to do there's always something in condition.
Rampart Creek Hostel up on the Icefields Parkway, can be kind of noisy, bring earplugs.
Hit the hotsprings above Banff between sessions, ease those aching muscles.
What grade are you looking to climb?, can give some recommendations.