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Ice Encyclopedia
Nice site providing route descriptions and photos for ice climbs in Alberta and BC.

Canmore Guide
Where to stay, eat, etc.

Rockies Climbing Cycle
Ice Season Progression--how to plan a trip to the Rockies.
The old Gravsports Ice Page--lots of info on past years, etc.

Mountain Conditions Reports, good resource from guides in the area.

Climbers' access group, worth supporting.

Local org that replaces sketchy old anchors and crappy bolts. Give them money.

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Poster Grant P Offline
Posted 01/02/11 11:25 PM
Ice was ok with a dessicated chandelier surface. Some fracturing and digging needed but good tool placements could be had. The upper part had some blowouts formed from the winds.
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#8329 - 01/05/11 09:22 AM Re: Wizard Prang [Re: Grant P]
CJaeger Offline

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 148
My buddy and I tried to find this climb earlier this year. Just ended up taking our tools for a five hour walk. I think we walked up the wrong drainage. Looks sweet though. Do have any advice on how to find this sucker? Joe Josephson's a little vague on this one....

#8364 - 01/07/11 05:42 PM Re: Wizard Prang [Re: Grant P]
Grant P Offline

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Registered: 11/10/07
Posts: 1041
Loc: Calgary
A little vague would be an understatement. It completely omits the fact you have to leave the main drainage and head into trees on the left to find the climb, which isn't visible from the main drainage. We saw it because we scrambled too far right and high enough we just saw it over trees, barely. My main report HERE includes an approach description, a key landmark photo, and GPS coordinates for along the way and the climb itself. The coordinates in the guidebook give a 300+m position error.

Let me know if this helps anyone successfully find the route.


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