May
17th

Mother’s Day Buttress – 5.6, 10 pitches

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Mothers Day Buttress

Mothers Day Buttress

Mother’s Day is a Banff classic. It is situated just a few minutes drive from town on Cascade Mountain. After a 20 minute approach we rope up and start up the first slab. It is sustained easy to mid-fifth class climbing for the entire route. There are outstanding views of the Bow Valley and Banff town. To descend we walk through a cool hanging forest halfway up the mountain, traverse above the famous Cascade waterfall, and make a single rappel to get back to the lower slopes.