Yamnuska Rock: The Crown Jewel of Canadian Rockies Traditional Climbing
Canadian rock climbing was born on the big flat face of Yamnuska.
For more than 50 years aspiring youth and grizzled veterans have
been putting up new routes on the south-facing slab that faces the
sun and attracts climbers every month of the year. In the
first-ever climbing guide to the "Yam," you will find 115
routes described in detail and accompanied by maps and
photographs.Yamnuska holds a special place in the hearts of people
who seek adventure. Climbs range in grade from 5.5 through 5.12,
and styles encompass the very bold to the more conservative. The
cliff is steeped in history. There is a spiritual nature that is
hard to explain, but many climbers have shared this feeling after a
day scaling her lofty heights. Partnerships develop between friends
and the mountain that can last a lifetime.