Shades of Ugly

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shades of ugly ice climb near Jasper, Alberta

Grade: III, W4

Route Length: 60m

Approach: Park at the Watchtower parking lot (signed) along the Malign lake road and walk a couple hundred meters further along the road. A canyon should be visible up through the trees. Bushwack to the canyon (15min) then hike up the canyon passing one steep section on the left. It might be easier to just hike through trees on the left or right of the canyon. Above the canyon continue up the drainage until encountering the climb on your left. About 1.5 to 2 hours from the car.

Shades of Ugly ice climb from the Maligne Lake road
The route from the road.

Route Description: The route consists of two 30m tiers of good ice with a short bit of snow in between. The second pitch is a bit harder than the first and has a steep section at the top.

Descent: Rap the top pitch on a V-thread then either walk off or rap the bottom pitch.

Gear: Screws.

Objective Hazards: Avalanche hazard.


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