Devil's Glen Rock climbing110 routes in crag
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Routes/Areas are ordered from climbers left to right (west to east).
Climbing is not officially allowed in the Devils Glen park, although it is tolerated. This is currently up for review and the behavior of climbers now has the potential to permanently close or open this crag for the future. Please bear this in mind: keep a low profile, practice Leave No Trace and follow the guidelines below with regard to parking and trail access.
As a temporary solution to the current parking situation, all individuals are asked to park at one of the following locations.
The 10th Concession just north of Highway 124. Cars should be at least 50 m north from the intersection and as far off the road as possible. Walk west along Highway 124 to the trail head, which is marked with orange tape and across from an Inukshuk (large boulder pile).
Alternatively, climbers can park in Devils Glen Provincial Park. Parking is currently no charge. Walk back up the shoulder of Highway 124 to the trail head.
Failure to follow these parking suggestions threatens access for everyone as there have been complaints from local landowners about cars parking on Highway 124. A map is available here: http://www.ontarioclimbing.com/News/files/4d085148ba2f7401a96a821a28e301e4-72.html
The trailhead is across Highway 124 from the Inukshuk (large boulder pile) at Lat/Long 44.356336,-80.227844. Follow the trail to the cliff, which forks east/west at 44 21'15.29"N, 80 13'40.11"W.
Heading left (east) from here follow the top of the cliff to a scramble down with a fixed rope for support near 44 21'19.32"N, 80 13'26.16"W. Alternatively, head right (west) a few hundred meters until you find a small crevice cave in the ground at about 44.353228, -80.231645 (44 22'11.62"N, 80 13'53.92"W), under a large fallen tree. Climb down (you may want to lower packs before descending if the area is wet) and continue heading west out of the cave to emerge beside the bolted arete with 'Mack the Knife'.
There is (apparently?) another descent route further west, which does not require actual climbing.
The park border, which is approximately in line with 'Nutcracker', and all properties to the west are on private land. This western approach is now the recommended access route for climbing at DG and the trail head is marked with orange tape. Although at this time there have been no issues, climbers must tread lightly to avoid any new access problems. The new access path does not cross park land in any fashion. Please keep in mind that you are on private land and should therefore act accordingly.
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