Updated version of Sunshine Slab area topo previously posted. The shortest approach in the Rockies, located at the intersection of Healy Creek and the Sunshine Ski Area access road. Be careful not to damage bolt hangers when opening your car door.
A year or so back, Greg Tos added a new multi-pitch sport route to the right of Prospect. It is 3 pitches long - 5.11a, 5.11a and 5.12a. The last pitch can be made easier by doing one A0 move. A topo of it, and Prospect is attached.
Updates for Moose Mountain crag
Click here for route topo and photos. Files were too large for webpage so threw it together as a blog. http://brandopullan.blogspot.ca/2013/09/hot-fuzz.html Cheers!(Edited by Mark Carlson) Brandon's photo from the TABVAR Facebook Page has been added.
"The name is slang for someone who holds moderately leftist views and the route keeps trending left (quoted from Jones who did the FA with George Homer in '73) Sustained 5.8 climbing with occasional 5.10- moves. Intricate rock with amazing position and positive belay stances. Could be the Squamish Buttress of Canmore with more traffic," said Jon Walsh.
Summer 2013 Update.
- New safety line on ledge (body weight only)
- Tons of bolts on approach pitch
- More direct trail
- New lines, old lines retrobolted, etc.
Gift Card 90M 10C
Armadillo Buttress, Grotto Canyon, Alberta.
Ian Greant, Brian Spear - 2013
This three pitch route is fully bolt protected with rap rings at each station.
I believe it crosses Asylum (10D, 1984, pg 423 Bow Valley Rock banffrock.ca for PDF copy) on the 3rd pitch.
Gear required: 70m rope (a 60M may work for descent but have not tested it)
14 draws (if you use a directional off the belay and want to clip the station when you arrive)
This new route (5.11) climbs a long corner system parallel to Homage to the Spider on the wall to its left. Full description and topo.
About a dozen new routes have been added and the base of Corral (Paddock) Wall Right was severely undercut in the 2013 flood. Topos are correct as of this Fall (2014) but some information is missing with regard to grades and first ascents. Please comment on Tabvar Facebook.
Note: New routes are identified by blue type.