Kerkeslin Crag is on the East side of the Icefields Parkway just south of Athabasca Falls. It takes 30 min to drive to the trailhead from Jasper and another 40min to hike gently uphill to the base of the cliff. The overall climbing angle is slightly less than vertical. The rock is quartzite, which tends to have big in-cut edges to hold on to. This is a fantastic place to introduce yourself to sport climbing, absorb some sun, and enjoy views into the rugged mountains along the great divide.
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What to Bring:
Equipment list for day rock climbing
- Daypack large enough for spare clothing, lunch, climbing equipment
- Lunch and water
- Sunglasses and sunscreen
- Rain gear
- Clothing suitable for the weather (long pants help protect the knees while climbing)
- Lightweight hiking boots
- I can provide rock shoes, harness, helmet and all technical climbing equipment
- You will need to pick up rock shoes from Gravity Gear the day before the climb