Takakkaw Falls Route

Takakkaw Falls Route

11th Pitch- 100m- Cave/ Again, not really a pitch (as you are not gaining any vertical here), but called one in the on line published route description at Tabvar.org. This climb would not be worth doing, falls and all, if not for this cave experience. If you tend to be claustrophobic, you might have an issue with it, otherwise, if they could package this experience, it would be a big sell at Disney World. Fun times crawling at first on your knees (take some knee and elbow pads if you are smart) and then demoted to your belly deeper in the cave. It will be pitch dark at first, so a headlamp is handy. Make sure to put away your gear and ropes so as to not get them muddy from the cave floor. I recommend removing your pack and dragging it through. It feels at one point like you are descending as you hear the roar of the waterfall at the south end, but no worries, you exit at a very comfortable ledge just left of the top of Takakkaw Falls. What a position, even by Canadian Rocky standards. Takakkaw Falls Route, 5.6, 12 Pitches, Yoho National Park, Canadian Rockies, August, 2007
Dow Williams
on Sep 10, 2007 10:08 am
Image Type(s): Rock Climbing
Image ID: 335292


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banzai.barbara - Sep 13, 2007 3:29 am - Voted 10/10


...mmmmm....never heard of. ;-)
oh, c'mon, I bet it was fun.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Sep 13, 2007 9:59 am - Hasn't voted

Re: claustrophobia?

Hey Barbara, I don't ever get it either, but both my partners this day thought of bizzare stuff happening to them in the cave while crawling through. I sort of am into caving I guess...have not done much though ,mostly in New Zealand....cheers

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