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Mountain Name(s): Yamnuska, Mount John Laurie, Mount Laurie, Mount Yamnuska, Îyâmnathka     Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 2240 m / 7349.07 ft     Snow line: Absent
Summit(s): Yamnuska; (2 240 m /7 349 feet)
    Prominence: 280 m/919 ft
Location: Canada(Alberta);     Isolation: 7 km/4 miles
Latitude/Longitude: 51°7'24.459''N
    Climbing Season(s): 01 May - 30 Sep;
Parent Range: North American Cordillera     Nearest Airport(s): Calgary International, Alta. (YYC);
Range: Please update     Convenience Center(s): Calgary;
First Ascent: Please update     National Park(s): Banff National Park;

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Yamnuska Mountain is located on the edge of the Rocky Mountain and foothills in Bow Valley Provincial Park. It is the first mountain on your right when entering the Canadian Rockies from Calgary. It's most prominent feature is it's wide south facing 152m cliff face that is very popular with local rock climbers.

Description Edit

Yamnuska (officially named: Mt Laurie) has approx 115 routes. Ranging from 30m sportish climbs to 350m trad testpieces. Its southern exposure allows for a long climbing season. It can be climbed in the middle of winter but don't be surprised if you get snowed on in the middle of August either. As with most of the Rockies the rock is Limestone, which is a mixed bag.

Location Edit

Mount John Laurie is a mountain in the Canadian Rockies, located in the province of Alberta, Canada.

Getting there Edit

Yamnuska is located approx. 1hrs drive west of Calgary and 30mins East of Banff. If coming from Calgary take Highway 1 (Trans Canada)west to Highway 1X. Take the righthand off ramp heading north to Highway 1A. Turn right at the "T" intersection, drive approx. 2km and take the first left turn into the parking area. If coming from Banff, take Highway 1 east to the 1X and continue as above.

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