Banff National Park
Black Feather CanyonDirections:Park at Lake Minnewanka.Follow the lake shore on a paved trail to the Stewart canyon trail head. Follow that trail until it crosses a drainage on your right. Following that drainage will lead you to Black Feather Canyon.
THE GARGOYLE 5.10a, 280m
The route climbs up amazing water worn, stippled rock connecting crack system with long run out slabs (30m) of easy and airy climbing. The crux’s are all well protected and the gear is good. Route finding is tricky. One bolt was added (with a hand drill) for the 3rd belay. The route finishes via the Kain Route.
Details of 12 sport routes on this sunny south facing cliff near Banff.
2016 update from Chris Perry via Facebook
Updated topo (July 2008).
A new 8 pitch route on Tunnel Mountain
Updated topo July 2008
Gooseberry and Tonka - topos and text.
Cory’s Groove * 5.9, 455 m. Gear to 4”, 60 m rope(s) essential, 16 draws including 4 - 5 long slings.
F.A. Andy Genereux and Gord Rinke
A great looking multi-pitch bolted route by Dave Thomson located just left of Bourgeau Left Hand.