Lake Alta

(14 routes)

Accessed from the Remarkables Ski Area, there are quality summer rock routes on the buttresses and faces surrounding the lake, as well as some ice and mixed routes in winter.

Altitude: 
2000m
Type: 
Area
Aspect: 
North East
Walk time: 
60
Access: 

Walk up alongside the Alta chair then follow your nose around the LHS or RHS of the lake to the base of the climbs.

In summer, you can orient yourself to the main Alta slab rock routes by looking for the clean streak of rock on the upper pitch of the route 'Fat Lady Sings at the Circus.'

In winter, 'Altered States' is the obvious water ice flow below the DB Eh buttress of Double Cone. The frozen lake can often be crossed safely. Be warned: Alta ice is east facing and gets plenty of early sun. Small to medium avalanches directly down the line of 'Altered States' are very common after fresh snow or on sunny days.

Attribution: 
J Morris using data from QCC guidebook and RMI Festival guide. Work in progress

Places

Type Title Link to edit content
Wall Lake Alta Slabs (6 routes)
Crag Border Crag (1 route)
Crag Terminator Crag (7 routes)
Wall East Buttress Double Cone (8 routes)
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