Polar CircusPolar Circus

The "showpiece of the Canadian Rockies and a must for all dedicated climbers"!    This "classic" climb is only for experienced climbers who can follow efficiently on grade 5 ice.  With only a 5 minute hike from the road, it entails 700 meters of climbing, and 500m of that is pure ice.  The lower part is grade 3 to 4 with the upper tiers being the crux.  Polar Circus is located on the Banff/Jasper Highway (93N), 5 minutes away from the famous Weeping Wall.




Difficulty:                         must be able to follow efficiently grade 5 ice.

Ratio(guide to client):    1:1

Duration:                         12-14 hours car to car.

Grade:                              700m WI 5 


Other routes in the area:

Lower Weeping Wall-Laft Hand  

Lower Weeping Wall-Right Hand

Lower Weeping Wall-Central Pillar

Snivelling Gully

Whimper Wall 

Mixed Master 

ph: (403) 609-5580       cell: (403) 609-1074    email: marco@greatdividemountaineering.com