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Canadian Rockies conditions & best time to climb

Postby Diggler » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:34 pm

Hola,

hoping to soon finalize travel plans to the Great White North for a soon upcoming climbing trip (yay!!). While I'm familiar with the area (actually went there last year), if anyone could give what conditions are (shaping up to be) or best time(s) to climb, I would be greatly appreciative, especially for mountains/routes given (prospective wish list):

* Mt. Temple- E. ridge

* Mt. Alberta- Japanese route

* Mt. Robson- Wishbone Arete

Any tips, advice, suggestions (gear, strategy, descent, otherwise...) on the above routes, or any highly recommended climbs (alpine, trad or sport cragging, whatever) greatly appreciated too. Thanks & great climbing this season to all!
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Re: Canadian Rockies conditions & best time to climb

Postby seano » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:16 pm

Temple -- When I was there in 2014 there was a bear restriction of 3+ people in a party for the entire area, including the east ridge and walk-up route.

Robson -- The Forster hut is pretty great for where it is, though the trail to it was a bit hard to find in 2014. Go up where the horse trail enters the talus cone below the big gully near Kinney Lake, and look right. Good luck -- the route sounds tricky and conditions-dependent.
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Re: Canadian Rockies conditions & best time to climb

Postby Diggler » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:16 am

Thanks for the reply, Sean! Sorry for not replying sooner- been super busy. Hope all is well!
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