Two O'Clock Falls


Statistics

  • Date - 04/03/2019
  • Elevation - < 7,000'
  • Route - Two O'Clock Falls
  • Miles - 1.0
  • Elevation Gain - 1,000'
  • ACME Mapper - Not Applicable
  • CalTopo - Not Applicable
  • Partners - Brian Kooienga

Description

Four day four of our trip we were back to a good casual day.  There was more site-seeing and driving that climbing, but we were getting tired and we still enjoyed ourselves.  We had originally intended to climb End of the Line, but foolishly didn't hike far enough into the canyon to find the ice.  Our consolation was Two O'Clock Falls, which wasn't far from where we were.  From Lake Louise, Alberta, we drove north on the Icefields Parkway and then turned right the Saskatchewan River Crossing onto David Thompson Highway to the climb.

We parked next to the highway, hiked around the ceremonial grounds, and made our way to the ice.  We climbed the route in two long pitches.  It was good to get a route in after messing up End of the Line, but it isn't that great of a route.  We quickly hiked back out, drove down to Lake Louise, Alberta, and had dinner at the Railway Station.  The following morning on our way back to the airport, we stopped in Banff, Alberta, to buy a few gifts for our families and then went to the Canmore Brewing Company.

Photos

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