Highway 16 West Routes(Yellowhead Hwy)
These routes have been mentioned before in the long out-of-print Jasper Rock guidebook and an early edition of Bouldering in the Canadian Rockies, however, there is no plagiarism here, as I had climbed these many years before either guidebook and was ‘local’ enough to know their whereabouts.
From the main lights at the intersection of Yellowhead Highway 16 and Icefields Parkway #93, go west(a lovely bike or drive) and the first chunk of climbable rock you should encounter a slab on the north side of the highway that faces west; this is Leporte’s Leap and is a fun slab with some challenging lines that are very worth the stop. Apparently around the back side is a smooth glass north face that has not been ascended however many have tried.
Continuing west a kilometer or so (bad memory) is Supercrack, rated 5.10+, and is on the south side of the road and the rock has a bit of a white color to it. This is a great top-rope and is a fun pump.
Not much further, also on the south side of the road is the very obvious, Chuck’s Corner that takes the wonderful-to-protect crack, rated 5.7, but may seem a bit more stiff. One guy was gonna bolt this line in the early 90s until a bunch of us talked him out of it. There are other inviting lines around Chuck’s Corner but I have no idea if they have been lead, but surely top-roped.