Haffner Creek (Mixed Climb) and Johnson's Canyon (Ice Climb)

Thursday, February 03, 2011

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Haffner Creek is a great technical single pitch mixed climbing area with something for every level of climber. It is located on the Radium Highway #93 just inside BC. It was packed here today as avalanche hazard has taken out many of the other classic routes and this area is considered the safest even with the clear view of an recent avalanche fracture line about 50M away.

Johnson’s Canyon was fun as we made it a little challenging at this easy ice climbing area by climbing with one axe, not allowing axe swinging or kick stepping and climbing until I was so pumped I wondered if my hand grip would hold getting back up over the railing for the walk out. A very relaxing day climbing.

Partial list of completed climbs -

*First ascent