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Top Rock Climbing Trips in Banff National Park









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Situated in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, in the westernmost reaches of Alberta, Banff National Park is the ideal rock climbing destination.

Boasting plenty of incredible spots for rock climbers of every level and persuasion, there is something for everyone here.

Aside from the aforementioned rock climbing hotspots, the Brewer Buttress of Castle Mountain is another incredibly popular option. For those looking for something a bit longer, then heading up the northwest ridge of Sir Donald makes for a great three-day challenge.

Heading a bit outside of Banff National Park, Canmore and Ghost Valley both have plenty of climbing options to keep even the fastest most avid rock climbers occupied for a week.




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What’s the weather like?

During the summer average daily temperatures in Banff National Park range from 13 ºC to 18 ºC. Summer is also the wettest time of year and you can expect to see anywhere from 75 to 120 millimeters of rainfall per month.

How to get there:

Flying into Calgary International Airport (YYC) is how most rock climbing trips to Banff National Park begin. From here, it is easiest to rent a car and make the 2 hour drive into the heart of the park.



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Best time to visit:

June to September






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