I mostly contribute raw beta route pages and have avoided maintaining any kind of group page (i.e. Banff National Park, etc.) at Summitpost. However, after a considerable amount of inquires, I have assembled Summitpost’s collection of Canadian Rockies ice climbs so that members have an easy reference guide to “first hand” ice climbing experience regarding their winter travel plans to the region. The Canadian Rockies and more specifically the Bow Valley (Canmore) is truly centered regarding the best waterfall ice climbing anywhere in the world.
Listing routes with no first hand experience available is not what this page is about. Rather the listing involves “first hand accounts only” of waterfall ice routes in the Canadian Rockies. The routes will be listed and maintained via their respective “areas” (i.e. The Ghost). The areas will be listed in descending order of East to West. The 2nd order will be via difficulty. I can assure you that this listing only scratches the surface of what is available come January through April up and down the central Canadian Rockies. I personally attempt to climb 30 WI routes per winter and still have plenty more to experience.