Great route with easy access, need to get back there.
climbed in 95, 96, 97 and 99.
Climbed this in 1992 and 1997. Great climb especially the curtain. The down side is the long approach, 20 minutes if you stroll.
Combined with Professors for a full day of climbing, and of course a stop at Laggan's for some fat kid treats.
Climbed in 2 pitches. Loved the exposure getting committed to the pillar. -5 deg and plastic ice.
We climbed in in two pitches belaying on the left. I led the crux pitch and loved it - lots of cool hooking. We got there early (in the dark) and we back at parking lot by about 10:30 - there was another group going in as we walked out.
Climbed after a week of warmer weather making it a bit of a wet climb (and some falling ice from a couple of climbers above). Otherwise, not crowded at all and great views of surrounding mountains. Would certainly go back!
Dane Burns and I got to Canmore afternoon of 2/15. Since the avy danger was high, and Cascade has not sled yet, we were looking for "safe" climb with easy access. We decided on Louise. By the time we stepped foot on the frozen Lake Louise, it was 5:30pm. With our headlamps, we made our way up the falls with little difficulty, however due to visibility problems of night climbing, we decided not to tackle the crux pillar. Instead, we descended and got back in the warm confines of Chateau Lake Louise. Still fun and good to stretch out the legs.
Climbed with Steve in two pitches with 60m double ropes. I led the first 60m to WI3, and Steve led the last WI4-ish pitch, which while thoroughly hooked and stepped out was still a bit pumpy.
Overcast day with light snow throughout, so we didn't see much of Lake Louise dazzling environs until we came back on Sunday. Do this climb on a clear day and you will be stunned.
We started from the parking lot at daybreak, and by noon were wondering what else to do - went to go check out Haffner Creek, which amazingly had only one other party in it.
First 2 pitches only during 2 or 3 separate climbs over the years. I've never dared to attempt the 3rd: I'm not as gutsy or as skilled as the rest of you!
5 January 1992 w/ Steve Reynolds. BITTER cold.
A fun climb indeed! BEST done from 10:30pm to 1:00am under a full moon in March! We had the entire frozen lake and the full climb to ourselves (obviously) - complete opposite from the crowded madness we witnessed during the day. This was the most memorable climb of my Alberta road trip. Dow you are a lucky man.
This is a fun climb. Best done as two long pitches. Expect crowds.
Sweet classic climb, go do it! The initial step onto the crux pillar is intimidating as the guidebook suggests, it is probably a lot scarier in thin years.