Waterworks - Ice Climbing - Hiking British Columbia

 

Waterworks is adjacent to the TransCanada near Field in Yoho National Park, BC

 

 

In Alberta and British Columbia, Canada there is a wealth of opportunity to pursue the exciting sport of ice climbing.  Kananaskis Country and the Ghost Region offer virtually unlimited opportunities across a broad range of skill levels.  An Internet search can assist in locating websites for guiding services and current ice conditions. 

In Western Canada, there is an excellent guide-book titled, 'Waterfall Ice Climbs in the Canadian Rockies' authored by Joe Josephson and published by Rocky Mountain Books.  Unfortunately, the book is out of print and difficult to obtain.  A more recent publication titled "Ice Lines - Select Waterfalls of the Canadian Rockies" is an excellent source of information available from the Alpine Club of Canada.

 

Waterworks - Ice climbing near Field, British Columbia, Canada

Waterworks - Ice climbing near Field, British Columbia, Canada

 

Photographs are from ice climbs at Waterworks on Mount Field across from Mount Dennis, just east of the town of Field on the TransCanada Highway near the AlbertaBritish Columbia border.

 

Waterworks - Ice climbing near Field, British Columbia, Canada

 

Along this corridor there is a multitude of ice climbs in a broad range of difficulty up to and including difficult, sophisticated mixed climbs on rock and ice.

 

Waterworks - Ice climbing near Field, British Columbia, Canada

 

Some initial time on an indoor climbing wall, to learn the fundamental climbing and rope techniques, is highly recommended.  Often, people who believe they are afraid of heights are actually afraid of falling.  Learning to climb safely can often alleviate this fear.  Participants need to be somewhat fit.

 

Waterworks - Ice climbing near Field, British Columbia, Canada

 

To illustrate the experience, a few photos follow.  

 

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