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1. Canada 21,238 routes in Region

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Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 56.885300, -94.279200

1.1. Alberta 4,147 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Rock climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 54.442949, -115.010401

1.1.1. Waterton 6 routes in Area

Summary:
All Ice climbing

Lat / Long: 49.275722, -114.006354

1.1.2. Frank Slide 0 routes in Crag

history

The Frank Slide was a rockslide that buried part of the mining town of Frank, at 4:10 a.m. on April 29, 1903. Around 110 million tonnes (121 million US tons) of limestone rock slid down Turtle Mountain. Witnesses reported that the rock had reached up the opposing hills within 100 seconds, obliterating the eastern edge of Frank, the Canadian Pacific Railway line and the coal mine. It was one of the largest landslides in Canadian history and remains the deadliest, as between 70 and 90 of the town's residents were killed, most of whom remain buried in the rubble. Multiple factors led to the slide: Turtle Mountain's formation left it in a constant state of instability. Coal mining operations may have weakened the mountain's internal structure, as did a wet winter and cold snap on the night of the disaster.

The railway was repaired within three weeks and the mine was quickly reopened. The section of town closest to the mountain was relocated in 1911 amid fears that another slide was possible. The town's population nearly doubled its pre-slide population by 1906, but dwindled after the mine closed permanently in 1917. The community is now part of the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass in the Province of Alberta and has a population around 200. The site of the disaster, which remains nearly unchanged since the slide, is now a popular tourist destination. It has been designated a Provincial Historic Site of Alberta and is home to an interpretive centre that receives over 100,000 visitors annually. Source Wikipedia

1.1.3. Kananaskis Country 588 routes in Crag

Summary:
Rock climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 50.688277, -114.824258

summary

Adventure climb

description

5.7 short cruxes. Lots of loose rock & route finding challenges.

access issues

None really. See Wasootch slabs.

approach

Walk past Wasootch slabs & hike up drainage on right just before the tower. Where it branches take left branch toward the tower. Where the bank gets steep head up a faint trail to left (obvious footprints). It gets very steep here. Keep trending left to the left of & below a rock ridge. When the trail gets to a open chute , there are obvious tracks across, but don't follow them, this may be heading to the south ridge(?) Instead go up right to the last few trees and traverse right. At a large alcove look up for bolts. We scrambled half way up pitch 1 over loose rock to the first bolt and started there. There is a decent ledge. Bolted stations for each belay, sometimes hard to find. Various amounts of fixed gear on the route but gear placements are few and far between, still one needs a variety of sizes. At the top, traverse the ridge to far end. Rap anchors are set a long way back from edge so there is long webbing and quick link. If badly chewed you may want to replace this webbing. 2 x 30m rapels & you will see an obvious, good trail down. See also http://gripped.com/news/four-bighorn-highway-alpine-rock-moderates/

where to stay

Kananaskis campgrounds

history

I think Hans Gmoser did first ascent.

1.1.4. The Ghost 194 routes in Area

Summary:
Rock climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 51.292033, -115.218293

1.1.5. Yamnuska 171 routes in Crag

Summary:
Rock climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 51.127096, -115.114695

1.1.6. Goat Mountain 97 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 51.103697, -115.135556

1.1.7. Canmore 1,573 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport climbing, Rock climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 51.028633, -115.329256

summary

This is Southern Alberta's major climbing area. It is centered around the town of Canmore, and most of it is also known as the Bow Valley.

description

Tons of trad and sport climbing in dozens of crags. The best season is from April to October. Canmore is the center of the climbing in the Bow Valley.

approach

You can reach Canmore from Calgary by bus or car. You might need a car to reach the crags in Bow Valley.

1.1.8. Banff 675 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport climbing, Bouldering and other styles

Lat / Long: 51.226272, -115.724134

1.1.9. Lake Louise 273 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 51.454040, -116.181068

summary

Horizontal cracks and bucket hard quartzite

description

One of Bow Valleys best. Bullet hard Quartzite, at one of the most photographed natural attractions of North America. So many classic climbs Trad and Sport. Enjoy.

access issues

It's a National park. Be a descent respectful person

approach

20mins along the lake trail

where to stay

Lake Louise, bow valley

ethic

Trad cracks stay trad.

history

Tons. Classics for days

1.1.10. Valley of the Ten Peaks 8 routes in Area

Summary:
Alpine climbing, Trad climbing and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 51.328390, -116.205207

summary

Stunning alpine climbs and alpine vistas around one of the most photographed places in Banff National Park.

description

One of the most picturesque areas in the Rockies, this valley contains everything from easy scrambles to some of the hardest technical alpine routes in the Banff/Lake Louise area. Notable classics such as the North Face of Mount Fay, the Supercouloir of Mount Deltaform, and the East Ridge and Greenwood-Locke routes on Mount Temple are all found in this region.

The sheer quartzite pinnacle of the Grand Sentinel is also approached from Moraine Lake, over the crest of Sentinel Pass on the shoulder of Mount Temple.

access issues

Contained within Banff National Park. Be respectful, don't litter. Bivies are restricted depending on route. Moraine Lake parking fills up early in the summer. Moraine Lake Road closes to cars in the winter.

approach

Drive to Moraine Lake or one of the parking lots along the road, then hike in from there. Another option for a later start is using the shuttle to get to Moraine.

where to stay

Lake Louise or elsewhere in the Bow Valley. Neil Colgan Hut is available for booking through the ACC if attempting climbs on Fay, Little, Bowlen or nearby.

1.1.11. Icefields Parkway 41 routes in Crag

Summary:
Ice climbing, Alpine climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 51.934438, -116.862573

description

The Icefields Parkway stretches between Lake Louise and Jasper, connecting the two major west-east routes through the Canadian Rockies. Along the way, it passes through some of the most spectacular terrain in Canada. The Columbia Icefields and surrounding peaks, Mount Wilson, Bow, Peyto and Hector Lakes and more are all found along this road.

where to stay

A network of wilderness hostels stretch between Lake Louise and Jasper, administered through Hosteling International. These are probably the most comfortable (especially in the winter ice climbing season) but campgrounds are also available. Note: Van camping in pullouts is illegal in the National Parks.

1.1.12. Columbia Icefields 9 routes in Area

Summary:
All Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 52.140170, -117.310320

summary

The crown jewel of the Icefields Parkway, the Columbia Icefields contain everything from moderate snow and ice routes to world-renowned alpine routes.

description

Located on the Icefields Parkway, but deserving of an area all to itself, the Columbia Icefields hold some of the testpiece alpine routes of North America, put up by a who's who of climbers from around the world.

Notable routes include the Andromeda Strain (Mt Andromeda), Grand Central Couloir (Mt Kitchener), Slipstream (Snowdome), and the prize of the lot - the imposing North Face of North Twin.

Despite the list of hard routes, the Icefields also contain great routes for all abilities of climbers - classic moderates include the Silverhorn and North Glacier of Mount Athabasca, Skyladder on Andromeda, and the many ski/walk ups from the plateau of the Columbia.

access issues

As with other places in the National Parks, motorized access is prohibited (no helicopters or snowmobiles are allowed). Check with Parks as during the winter and spring seasons the Parkway may be closed for avalanche control.

approach

Drive either up the Parkway from Lake Louise, or down from Jasper. Many routes require an approach up the heavily crevassed ramp of the Athabasca Glacier, or a long circuitous walk over Wooley Shoulder.

where to stay

Many routes on Athabasca and Andromeda are climbed in a one-day ascent from the car; other routes may require a high camp on the icefields. Check with Parks Canada about required permits.

1.1.13. Jasper National Park 302 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 52.810709, -118.162119

description

Jasper is a beautiful area of the Canadian Rockies. Jasper is a wilderness area with wild animals. Make sure you know what to do if you encounter bears or other wildlife. You are in their home, respect them.

access issues

Jasper is a National Park, park fees must be paid.

*All Canadian national parks are free for 2017

approach

From Edmonton - Take Yellowhead Trail (Highway 16) West for a little over 3 hours.

From Banff Area - from just West of Lake Louise take the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) North until you get into the park. (Enjoy the view along this scenic drive)

where to stay

There are many hotels in the town of Jasper. Camping is also available through the national park.

Camp site reservations https://reservation.pc.gc.ca/Jasper?gccf=true

Random camping

Random camping opportunities are available in remote areas of Jasper National Park. Campers wishing to camp randomly must purchase a backcountry camping permit by calling 780-852-6177 ext 2. Random camping permits cannot be booked online.

1.1.14. David Thompson Corridor 119 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 52.269915, -116.276282

summary

Tucked between Banff and Jasper. This beautiful area offers some great climbing away from the tourist crowds.

description

Tucked between Banff and Jasper. This beautiful area offers some great climbing away from the tourist crowds.

access issues

Mostly crown land. The majority of routes in the area have been developed by C.O.E. (Centre for Outdoor Education) guides and instructors.

More info on COE here http://www.coe.ca/

You can pick up their local guidebook for $20, all proceeds go towards future route development.

You can also support the David Thompson Corridor Bolt Fund directly at the link below. https://www.gofundme.com/f/david-thompson-bolt-fund?fbclid=IwAR1N-uUwTTVtwd8GDheyCTfPZsZQFTLAlUEFkMFEnypOI6c8c6ZnsZSMyzg

approach

Along the David Thompson Highway (Highway 11) between the Icefields Parkway and Rocky Mountain House

where to stay

As large amounts of the area are crown land, there are plenty of free camp spots available. Some right on the lake. There are also several provincial campsites in the area, that can be found here https://www.albertaparks.ca/albertaparksca/visit-our-parks/find-a-park/

ethic

This area is mostly used by COE guides and instructors. They do leave some gear and the crags, please respect it and leave it there.

1.1.15. Grand Cache 3 routes in Unknown

Summary:
All Ice climbing

description

Ice climbing

1.1.16. Big Rock (Okotoks Erratic) 0 routes in Crag

summary

Great quartzite bouldering.

description

Part of the Foothills Erratics Train, made of Quartzite deposited from glacial movement all the way from Jasper. See "Bouldering in the Canadian Rockies" guidebook for route descriptions.

access issues

This site is an ancient way marker for the Blackfoot people. Please respect this and do not be entitled. Do not be confrontational with anyone about access.

approach

100m N. from the parking lot.

ethic

Bolting is absolutely forbidden, limit your chalk use. Do not climb on faces with Pictographs. Clean the holds and any marks made, and any garbage lying around. Be a steward.

history

This site is an ancient way marker for the Blackfoot people. Please respect this and do not be entitled. Do not be confrontational with anyone about access.

1.1.17. Calgary 25 routes in Region

Summary:
Bouldering and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 51.039672, -114.040158

summary

Alberta's largest city.

1.1.18. Edmonton 0 routes in Region

summary

Capital city and second largest city in Alberta.

1.1.19. Rockwall Fitness Centre 8 routes in Gym

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 50.565186, -111.879478

summary

We are a 900 square foot, beginner friendly facility located in Brooks, Alberta. We feature a bouldering focus while using auto belays as our fall protection with routes for all abilities.

description

311-9th Street East

Brooks

Alberta Canada

http://rockwallfitness.com/

call: 1-403-363-0308

1.1.20. Big Rock Bouldering 0 routes in Gym

description

393 Ave East

Okotoks

Alberta Canada

http://bigrockbouldering.com/

call: 587-757-9060

1.1.21. Augustana University Climbing Gym 0 routes in Gym

description

4901 - 46 Avenue

Camrose

Alberta Canada

http://www.augustana.ualberta.ca/athletics/climbingwall.html

call: (780) 679-1100

1.1.22. Collicutt Centre 0 routes in Gym

description

3031 30 Avenue

Red Deer

Alberta Canada

http://www.reddeer.ca/whats-happening/drop-in-schedules/drop-in-climbing--bouldering/

call: (403) 358-PLAY (7529)

1.1.23. The Forum 0 routes in Gym

description

228 Spruce St

Red Deer County

Alberta T4E 1B4 Canada

http://www.forumreddeer.ca/

call: 403-848-1605

1.1.24. GPRC Climbing Gym 0 routes in Gym

description

10726 - 106 Ave.

Grand Prarie

Alberta T8V 4C4 Canada

https://www.gprc.ab.ca/community/climbing_gym/

call: (780) 539-2089

1.1.25. K-Rock Climbing Wall 0 routes in Gym

description

1 C.A. Knight Way

Fort McMurray

Alberta T9H 5C5 Canada

http://www.macdonaldisland.ca/activities/climbing

call: (780) 791-0070

1.1.26. Camp He Ho Ha Climbing Gym 0 routes in Gym

description

Seba Beach

Alberta

TOE Canada

http://camphehoha.com/summer-camp/camp-life/

call: (780) 429-3277

1.1.27. Cold Lake 55 routes in Area

Summary:
All Top roping

Lat / Long: 54.446232, -110.283464

1.2. British Columbia 6,699 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 53.977922, -126.492853

1.2.1. Vancouver 313 routes in Region

Summary:
Bouldering, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.169131, -122.910453

1.2.2. Saltspring Island 36 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 48.801846, -123.516198

1.2.3. Vancouver Island 939 routes in Region

Summary:
Rock climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.622664, -125.783408

summary

Vancouver Island (and not "Victoria Island") is home to loggers, hippies, trees, lakes, beaches, breweries... and a wide variety of climbing options in all styles and on many different types of rock.

description

Most crags on the Island are centred around the population centres of Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, and the Comox Valley. Strathcona Park offers excellent and uncrowded single-pitch cragging (at Crest Creek) and many alpine and ice routes. There is also climbing on some of the idyllic Gulf and Discovery Islands (Saltspring Island and Quadra Island) accessed by short ferry trips from Vancouver Island.

There is much more climbing here than the current (2017) info on thecrag currently suggests. You can find useful guidebooks for the southern Island, Nanaimo, Crest Creek, VI Alpine, and other areas at most outdoor retailers on the Island.

1.2.4. Quadra Island 22 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Top roping and other styles

Lat / Long: 50.171475, -125.251185

description

Lots of climbing options for anyone climbing 5.7 - 5.11. Mostly sport climbing with a few trad and mixed lines.

You're going to want to track down the guidebook (latest edition 2017) available in many Vancouver Island outdoor shops and the Quadra Island bookshop.

history

Most development has happened in the 2010's.

1.2.5. Powell River 35 routes in Region

Summary:
Rock climbing, Alpine climbing and Aid climbing

Lat / Long: 50.017514, -124.436833

1.2.6. Bute Inlet 0 routes in Region

1.2.7. Howe Sound 92 routes in Area

Summary:
Bouldering, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.473191, -123.321746

summary

Area along Sea to Sky Highway (99)

1.2.8. Whistler Region 179 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Rock climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 50.096649, -123.071946

1.2.9. Pemberton 50 routes in Region

Summary:
Rock climbing, Ice climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 50.401220, -122.819371

1.2.10. Abbotsford 25 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.157813, -122.278012

1.2.11. Chilliwack 31 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Alpine climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.071156, -121.689384

1.2.12. Harrison Hot Springs 90 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.299060, -121.856204

1.2.13. Hope 25 routes in Region

Summary:
Bouldering, Trad climbing and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.353152, -121.526703

1.2.14. Silver Lake 0 routes in Crag

1.2.15. The Old Settler 0 routes in Crag

1.2.16. Box Canyon 0 routes in Crag

1.2.17. Andersen River Valley Peaks 1 route in Unknown

Summary:
All Trad climbing

description

From the Alexandria Bridge head east up logging roads for 25 km

1.2.18. Yak Peak 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad climbing and Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 49.603694, -121.100726

1.2.19. Thompson-Nicola 34 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Ice climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 51.181125, -120.585692

1.2.20. Esler Bluffs 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 52.105944, -122.249196

1.2.21. Vernon 67 routes in Area

Summary:
Bouldering, Trad climbing and Aid climbing

Lat / Long: 50.308829, -119.001237

1.2.22. Kelowna 171 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Bouldering and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.923287, -119.545723

1.2.23. Revelstoke 101 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 51.056328, -118.363580

1.2.24. Bugaboos 61 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 50.808635, -116.777087

1.2.25. Golden 28 routes in Region

Summary:
Ice climbing, Rock climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 51.407809, -116.889211

1.2.26. Mount Fay 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 51.297703, -116.162893

description

Mount Fay is a mountain located on the border of Alberta and British Columbia on the Continental Divide in the Canadian Rockies. The mountain forms part of the backdrop to Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks of Banff National Park. It was named in 1902 by Charles E. Fay, an early explorer of the Canadian Rockies.

1.2.27. Stanley Parkway 27 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Ice climbing

Lat / Long: 51.193882, -116.118980

1.2.28. Skaha 654 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.445277, -119.564300

1.2.29. Skaha Bouldering 1 route in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

description

Under construction

approach

Okanagan Valley

1.2.30. East Kootenays 240 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 50.155514, -115.510752

1.2.31. West Kootenays 729 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.579877, -117.474261

description

This area includes climbs in the whole West Kootenays, including: Nelson, Castlegar, Slocan Valley, Woodbury, Valhalla Provincial Park, and the surrounding areas.

The most common guidebook for the area is West Kooteney Rock Guide by Aaron Kristiansen and Vince Hempsall, which is available at many retailers in the area such as: Valhalla Pure, Powderhound, ROAM, Snowpack, Castlegar Chamber of Commerce, Nelson Chamber of Commerce, and MEC (instore or online). There have been updates since the original publishing which are available at http://www.wonowmedia.com/category/rock-guide-updates/

Guidebook for bouldering is West Kootenay Bouldering by Allen Rollin. Also available at local retailers such as Valhalla Pure. Updates are available at https://westkootenaybouldering.ca/

where to stay

Nelson is the biggest town in the area and is likely your best bet for central accommodations. Camping is also available throughout the region.

ethic

Be mindful of wildlife, especially in more remote areas.

1.2.32. Copper Falls 0 routes in Crag

1.2.33. Field - Railway Avenue 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 51.410000, -116.447192

1.2.34. Hoodoo Adventures Climbing Gym 0 routes in Gym

description

131 Ellis Street

Penticton

British Columbia Canada

http://www.hoodooadventures.ca/climbing-gym/

call: (250) 492-3888

1.2.35. OVERhang Education Center Ltd 0 routes in Gym

description

2601 Recplace Drive

Prince George

British Columbia Canada

http://overhang.ca/gym

call: (250) 563-2547

1.2.36. The Rock Garden Climbing Center 0 routes in Gym

description

105 2550 14th ave

Vernon

British Columbia Canada

http://www.climbthegarden.com/

call: (236) 426-3333

1.2.37. Bulkley Valley Recreation Centre 0 routes in Gym

description

1316 Toronto St.

Smithers

British Columbia V0J2N0 Canada

http://www.bvpool.com/

call: (250) 847-4244

1.2.38. Kitimat Ranges 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 52.847587, -128.095108

1.2.39. Pacific Ranges 2,696 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 50.588214, -124.288056

1.2.40. Elbow Lake 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Bouldering

1.2.41. Williston Lake 32 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 56.153909, -123.777836

description

Williston Lake is a reservoir created by the W. A. C. Bennett Dam and is located in the Northern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Source Wikipedia

1.2.42. Mount Robson 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Ice climbing

Lat / Long: 53.103252, -119.167309

description

53.11047°, -119.156577°

1.3. Manitoba 16 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Top roping

Lat / Long: 54.963115, -97.202355

1.3.1. Lily Pond 9 routes in Crag

Summary:
Top roping and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.816032, -95.266084

summary

all top rope

description

Right in front of the Lily Pond on the road

access issues

In the White Shell Provincial Park in Manitoba. You need a Park acces and impossible to add route since inside the park zone

approach

by the 44

ethic

use the no leaves trace

1.3.2. Central Plains RecPlex 0 routes in Gym

description

75 Centennaire Drive

Southport

Manitoba R0H 1N1 Canada

http://centralplainsrecplex.com/

call: (204) 428-6050

1.3.3. Club d'escalade de Saint-Boniface, Prcieux-Sang School 0 routes in Gym

description

209 Kenny Rue

Winnipeg

Manitoba R2H 2E5 Canada

http://www.cesb.net/

call: +1 204-233-4327

1.3.4. Vertical Adventures 0 routes in Gym

description

77 Paramount Road

Winnipeg

Manitoba R2X Canada

https://www.verticaladventures.ca/

call: (204) 632-5001

1.3.5. The Rock - YFC Climbing Wall 0 routes in Gym

description

333 King Street

Winnipeg

Manitoba R3B 0N1 Canada

http://yfcwinnipeg.com/the-rock-climbing-wall.html

call: (204) 669-4205 x 212

1.3.6. U of M Climbing Gym 0 routes in Gym

description

145 Frank Kennedy Centre

Winnipeg

Manitoba R3T 2N2 Canada

http://umanitoba.ca/activelivingcentre/

call: (204) 474-9125, (204) 474-6100

1.3.7. Gunton Quarry 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Top roping

Lat / Long: 50.304761, -97.262034

summary

All are bolted top rope routes in a limestone quarry. Nice shorter routes with bolts accessible from the rim of the quarry along a rough trail.

description

The climbing is mainly located on the west side of the east quarry

access issues

Closest parking is located south of the quarry, about 800m west on Rd 88 N off Provincial Hyw 7. There is a trail at this location but there are private property signs posted. Even though the area is well used, obvious respect for the signs should be taken into consideration.

approach

Fairly easy and short trek north to the quarry along a dirt trail. Once at the quarry it is a gradual decent along an old paved road into the quarry.

ethic

Please:

  1. Respect the area

  2. As always "leave no trace"

1.3.8. The Hive Winnipeg 0 routes in Gym

history

Opened 2020.

1.4. New Brunswick 322 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 46.587674, -66.332481

description

Map of climbing around New Brunswick.

Ascent NB tries to coordinate and enable access to climbing areas around New Brunswick.

1.4.1. Greenlaw 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 45.124537, -67.095832

1.4.2. Welsford 113 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad climbing, Sport climbing and Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 45.441589, -66.296979

access issues

This crag is primarily on land that is part of Canadian Forces Base Gagetown. They tolerate climbing when they are not conducting exercises in the area, but climbers are required to call or check-in before climbing. Ascent NB manages this access agreement.

1.4.3. Saint John 15 routes in Crag

Summary:
Rock climbing, Sport climbing and Aid climbing

Lat / Long: 45.279552, -66.075221

1.4.4. FitRocks 0 routes in Gym

description

290 Baig Boulevard

Moncton

New Brunswick Canada

https://www.fitrocks.ca/

call: 506-387-7625

1.4.5. Club d'escalade Chaleur Climbing Club 0 routes in Gym

description

725 College St.

Bathurst

New Brunswick Canada

http://clubescaladechaleur.ca/

call: 506-547-2812

1.4.6. Gagetown Climbing 0 routes in Gym

description

CFB Gagetown

Oromocto

New Brunswick E2V4J5 Canada

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gagetown-Climbing/118584524824889?ref=tn_tnmn

call: 506-422-3088

1.4.7. Escalade Edmundston Climbing 0 routes in Gym

description

167 boulevard Hebert

Edmundston

New Brunswick E3V 2S8 Canada

http://www.edmundstonescalade.com/

call: (506) 737-5070

1.4.8. Fredericton 6 routes in Area

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 45.966577, -66.643068

1.4.9. Munson Lake Boulders 6 routes in Field

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 45.238525, -66.469428

description

approach

North of Lepreau

1.4.10. McQuirk's Mountain 44 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 45.186331, -66.856022

description

Climb Eastern Canada has beta.

approach

On Riverview Avenue (highway 770), between St. George and Bonny River

history

Access NB has some historical information.

1.4.11. Utopia 29 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 45.166954, -66.853828

summary

Lots of overhanging granite

description

Guide

Gripped story

Climb Eastern Canada has beta

approach

North of St. George along highway 770.

1.4.12. Kingston 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
Rock climbing and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 45.509598, -65.972988

1.4.13. Chickahominy Mountain 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 45.176141, -67.042267

1.4.14. Red Rock Mountain 48 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 45.256982, -66.757572

1.4.15. Pipeline Boulders 0 routes in Crag

1.4.16. Turtle Mountain 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing and Ice climbing

Lat / Long: 45.336917, -66.348025

approach

Long, rough approach. Hiking Project has details.

1.4.17. Bear Mountain 18 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 45.474447, -66.518110

1.4.18. Cape Spencer 0 routes in Field

description

Bouldering on the beach

approach

walk down the path

1.4.19. Loch Lomond 0 routes in Crag

approach

Needs a boat

1.4.20. Gondola Point 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Ice climbing and Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 45.454569, -65.995563

1.4.21. Mount Misery 10 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Ice climbing

Lat / Long: 45.470419, -65.961424

summary

Ice

1.4.22. Hampton Marsh Crag 20 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Rock climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 45.502266, -65.917745

1.4.23. Cranberry Ridge 0 routes in Area

1.4.24. Pokiok 0 routes in Unknown

1.5. Newfoundland 132 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 52.559098, -58.969108

1.5.1. Avalon Peninsula 107 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 47.280131, -53.280988

1.5.2. South Coast/ Burin Peninsula 18 routes in Region

Summary:
Alpine climbing, Aid climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 47.321800, -56.375127

1.5.3. East Coast/ Central 3 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 48.874332, -55.295916

1.5.4. West Coast/ Northern Peninsula 4 routes in Region

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 49.608635, -57.630110

1.6. Northwest Territories 104 routes in Region

Summary:
Aid climbing, Rock climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 64.654449, -120.414886

1.6.1. Cirque of the Unclimbables 90 routes in Crag

Summary:
Aid climbing, Rock climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 62.120583, -127.868915

description

The Cirque of the Unclimbables is a cluster of granite peaks located inside the Nahanni National Park Reserve, in The Northwest Territories in Canada.The area is situated in the Mackenzie Mountains Natural Regions. The area is very remote and very difficult to access. These peaks were shaped by the last Ice Age and are some of the highest peaks in the Northwest Territories.

approach

This area, being very remote, is difficult to access.From Whitehorse, you will need to be dropped off to catch a chartered float plane to Glacier Lake. From here, you can either take a 7-10 hour hike into the Cirque, or alternatively, you can organise a helicopter to fly you from Glacier Lake into the Cirque.

where to stay

Camping is your only option for accommodation in the Cirque. To avoid damaging the fragile vegetation and landscape, only camp in established campsites in the 'Fairy Meadow' area.

history

In 1955, famous mountaineer Arnold Wexler discovered this series of ragged peaks. Frustrated by the huge granite walls, he named the peaks the 'Cirque Of The Unclimbables'

1.6.2. East Arm, Great Slave Lake 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 62.345431, -111.101429

1.6.3. Vampire Spires 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
Aid climbing, Bouldering and Alpine climbing

approach

Fly in.

Kluane Airways is one option. http://www.kluaneairways.com/vampire-spires.php

1.6.4. Mc censyriver 0 routes in Crag

1.6.5. Flowertower 0 routes in Crag

1.6.6. Daring Lake 2 routes in Boulder

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 64.863704, -111.553910

description

Nice boulder in the Northeast region of Daring Lake. Full of potential for easy/moderate projects

approach

Very limited access. By hydroplane and invite only. Scientific research in the area.

history

None

1.6.7. Lichen It 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 64.865385, -111.542512

description

Full of lichen, but full of potential. Plenty of moderate to hard projects to create.

access issues

Very isolated. Invite only to be in the area because of scientific research.

history

None.

1.7. Nova Scotia 1,706 routes in Region

Summary:
Bouldering, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 45.183097, -63.070938

description

Climb Nova Scotia coordinates access, etc.

There are many Nova Scotian routes listed on theCrag, but not much beta. If you want to find them you'll have to look elsewhere:

Bouldering

  • Mobeta provides extensive beta.

Trad and sport

Ice

Historical/out of date

1.7.1. Halifax 181 routes in Region

Summary:
Bouldering, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 44.677884, -63.600731

1.7.2. Eastern Shore 242 routes in Region

Summary:
Rock climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 44.836794, -63.073533

1.7.3. South Shore 1,057 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.931747, -64.901908

1.7.4. Fundy Shore 85 routes in Region

Summary:
Ice climbing, Bouldering and other styles

Lat / Long: 44.757634, -65.325452

1.7.5. Cape Breton 99 routes in Region

Summary:
Bouldering, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 46.157844, -60.672712

1.7.6. Cobequid 47 routes in Region

Summary:
All Ice climbing

Lat / Long: 45.494746, -64.102564

description

1.7.7. Garden of Eden 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad climbing and Sport climbing

1.8. Nunavut 48 routes in Region

Summary:
Aid climbing, Alpine climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 67.735513, -89.252378

1.8.1. Iqaluit 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 63.748605, -68.527590

1.8.2. Scott Island 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Aid climbing

Lat / Long: 71.115016, -71.171223

1.8.3. Baffin Island 44 routes in Region

Summary:
Aid climbing, Alpine climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 68.169988, -74.208651

1.9. Ontario 3,361 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 50.187759, -85.785435

summary

Mostly small to medium sized local crags.

description

Canada's 2nd largest province by area, and largest by population, with most of the population along the north and west shore of Lake Ontario -- metro Toronto and outwards.

Ontario is of generally low relief -- the highest point is about 690m (2260ft) above sea level. This tends to make for a lack of large cliffs and long routes, so Ontario has a reasonable amount of decent cragging, but nothing that is destination climbing.

The northern parts of Ontario tend to be nearly uninhabited wilderness and crown (publicly owned) land. Southern and south-western Ontario, especially the areas around Toronto, are more densely populated and access issues are often complicated.

access issues

In the more populated areas of Ontario, especially southern and south-western Ontario (within a few hours drive of Toronto) access is often complicated, with many cliffs closed to climbing. The Ontario Alliance of Climbers (OAC) monitors this, and negotiates for access to cliffs, or to avoid closures. They maintain a crag status list at: https://www.ontarioallianceofclimbers.ca/crag-status/

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry also maintains an online crown land use policy atlas. This can often be used to determine the ownership status of the land on which a cliff is located in Ontario. It can be found at: http://www.giscoeapp.lrc.gov.on.ca/web/MNR/NHLUPS/CLUPA/Viewer/Viewer.html .

1.9.1. Eastern Ontario 776 routes in Region

Summary:
Bouldering, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 44.890451, -76.473716

description

The eastern part of Ontario. Mostly gently rolling hills and river valleys/plains. The main city and population center of the area is Ottawa, the capital of Canada.

1.9.2. South-Western Ontario 1,649 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 43.713258, -80.483723

description

The areas of Ontario generally surrounded by the three great lakes: Ontario, Erie, and Huron. The largest population centre is Toronto, and the megapolis that extends around the north-western to western shores of Lake Ontario.

Much of the climbing in the area is on the limestone of the Niagara escarpment.

1.9.3. Central Ontario 171 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 46.407053, -81.100833

approach

Near Mchigeeng on Manitoulin Island

1.9.4. Northern Ontario 765 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad climbing, Top roping and other styles

Lat / Long: 51.597174, -87.326901

1.10. Prince Edward Island 0 routes in Region

1.10.1. Red Rock Climbing Wall 0 routes in Gym

description

approach

21 Myrtle Street

Stratford

PEI

1.11. Québec 4,461 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad climbing, Bouldering and other styles

Lat / Long: 53.670621, -68.549220

description

Quebec is Canada's largest province by area and it includes vast wilderness. It is the most French speaking. Most people live along the southern edge of the province, and most described climbing areas will be there as well.

The main city is Montreal, and the capital is Quebec city.

1.11.1. Laurentides 1,539 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad climbing, Bouldering and other styles

Lat / Long: 46.508539, -74.901978

description

Fascinating and welcoming destination, the Laurentian region is located north of Montreal. Its 22 000 km² (8800 mi²) of territory span south to north from One Thousand Islands River to the Mont Laurier; and east to west, from the Lanaudière region to the Outaouais region.

Plains and valleys of the Laurentians offer trekking over the hills and mountains and discovering a kaleidoscope of fascinating landscapes bursting with beauty. This is a little holiday realm with mountainside and lakeside cottages, lovely towns and villages, ski hills, network of cross-country ski trails, and top-notch golf camps.

Seduced by region’s nature and unique attractions, many Canadians and Americans set up a vacation home at the Laurentians.

The Laurentian region enjoys a well-deserved reputation for fine dining and regional specialties. In addition to restaurant dining, visitors can savor a meal at a sugar shack, pick apples straight off the trees, and spend a night at a luxurious inn or lodge.

A perfect destination for family vacations, the Laurentians house the National Park of Mont Tremblant, Quebec’s largest protected area. The famous bike trail known as the P’tit Train du Nord (Little Train from the North) winds its way through hills and villages for more than 200 km (125 mi). During the winter, the former railway line welcomes snowmobilers and cross-country skiers. Hundreds of destinations are there for you to choose!

Guidebooks:

Val-David: Guide des Parois d'Escalade Paul Laperrière et Bernard Poisson 1994 Les Editions La Cordee Available at La Cordée and Montain Equipment Coop

Guide des cascades de glace et voies mixtes Stéphane Lapierre et Bernard Gagnon Les éditions La Randonnée 528 pages Guide updates (2009)

Escalade de Rocher Weir Pierre Cornellier 1998 out of print

1.11.2. Lanaudière 228 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 46.623494, -73.856260

description

The region of Lanaudière is part of central Quebec and is located between the Saint Lawrence River and the Laurentian Mountains, between Mauricie and the Laurentides. Lanaudière attracts a good deal of interest from vacationers due to its unique character founded largely on the harmony between its culture and the surrounding natural environment. Lanaudière's area of 12,413.73 square kilometers (4,792.97 sq mi) stretch northwest from a shoreline of 60 kilometers (37 mi) on the Saint Lawrence River. Lanaudière is generally rural, while the urban areas are generally concentrated in the south of the region, such as Repentigny, Terrebonne and Berthierville. The altitude rises as one goes northwards; it is 20 meters (66 ft) near the Saint Lawrence River to almost 800 meters (2,625 ft) at the top of mountains near Saint-Donat and Saint-Zénon.

Lanaudière is made up of three distinct geographical groupings: the southern plain has cities and farming villages and includes many historical locations; the piedmont in the centre has become a vacation spot due to its numerous lakes and natural attractions, and the Laurentian Plateau in the far north in the forested country is known for its fishing and hiking.

Lanaudière's road network was developed according to three north-south axes (25-125, 31-131, 347), all of which have few links with the neighbouring regions. Even though this internal network is almost exclusively composed of secondary roads, it is well-designed for long automobile trips or for biking. Lanaudière has two wildlife preserves, the Rouge-Matawin and the Mastigouche, as well as part of the Mont Tremblant park. Further to the north, about an hour away from Saint-Michel-des-Saints, there is the Atikamekw indian reserve of Manawan.

Guidebooks:

Guide des cascades de glace et voies mixtes Stéphane Lapierre et Bernard Gagnon Les éditions La Randonnée 528 pages Guide updates (2009)

Guide d'Escalade de Lanaudière (Roche et Glace) Jean Claude Néolet (2009)+updates Available at La Cordée and Montain Equipment Coop

La montagne du Tranchant Socrate Badeau (2010)

1.11.3. Montréal & surrounding areas 176 routes in Region

Summary:
Bouldering, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 45.465778, -73.914961

1.11.4. Mauricie 18 routes in Region

Summary:
Top roping, Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 47.132940, -73.062791

1.11.5. Quebec City 722 routes in Region

Summary:
Bouldering, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 46.876105, -71.420069

1.11.6. Bas Saint-Laurent 182 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Top roping and other styles

Lat / Long: 47.885417, -68.791100

1.11.7. Outaouais 929 routes in Region

Summary:
Bouldering, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 46.357765, -76.453711

1.11.8. Cantons d l'Est 342 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad climbing, Bouldering and other styles

Lat / Long: 45.647510, -71.748106

description

This is the south-eastern corner of Quebec, south of Quebec city and south-east of Montreal. From a climber's perspective, this is the where the northern tip of the Appalachian range pokes up into Canada, and ends on the north at the St. Lawrence river valley.

1.11.9. Centre-du-Québec 0 routes in Region

summary

Peu connue, cette région possède pourtant quelques petits trésors cachés, une roche surprenante et des parois tranquilles, loin des foules.

1.11.10. Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 122 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 48.327959, -70.712786

1.11.11. Gaspésie 30 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Ice climbing

Lat / Long: 48.599536, -65.766475

description

Please help locate these areas and routes properly

1.11.12. Côte-Nord 6 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Bouldering

Lat / Long: 51.568165, -65.716337

1.11.13. Abitibi Témiscamingue 167 routes in Region

Summary:
Bouldering, Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 48.040648, -78.547676

1.12. Saskatchewan 0 routes in Region

1.12.1. Standing Rock 0 routes in Boulder

1.12.2. University of Saskatchewan - PAC 0 routes in Gym

description

87 Campus Drive

Saskatoon

Saskatchewan Canada

https://recservices.usask.ca/getfit/fit-centre/climbing-wall.php

call: (306) 966-1000

1.12.3. Flux School of Human Movement 0 routes in Gym

description

3424 13th Ave

Regina

Saskatchewan S4T 3N6 Canada

http://www.fluxregina.ca

call: 1-306-206-3589

1.12.4. YMCA of Regina 0 routes in Gym

description

5939 Rochdale Blvd

Regina

Saskatchewan S4X 2P9 Canada

http://regina.ymca.ca/

call: 3067579622

1.12.5. Grip It Climbing 0 routes in Gym

description

501 23th St W

Saskatoon

Saskatchewan S7H 0A4 Canada

http://www.gripitclimbing.com/

call: 306.664.9255

1.13. Yukon 242 routes in Region

Summary:
Bouldering, Rock climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 62.104537, -133.889753

description

1.13.1. Whitehorse 55 routes in Crag

Summary:
Rock climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 60.821677, -135.056514

1.13.2. Golden Canyon 11 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 60.914306, -135.518222

1.13.3. Armada Wall 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

1.13.4. Takhini River Road 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
Rock climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 60.896912, -135.530631

1.13.5. Ibex Valley Boulders 115 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Bouldering

Lat / Long: 60.761779, -135.546831

1.13.6. Liard River Crag 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 59.945108, -127.506869

1.13.7. White Mountain 26 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Ice climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 60.280613, -133.943722

1.13.8. Spirit Canyon 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 60.847614, -135.895658

1.13.9. Paint Mountain 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 60.838962, -137.481047

1.13.10. Crocus Bluff (Dawson City) 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 64.052829, -139.431935

1.13.11. Mt. Monolith 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 64.419073, -138.534167

1.13.12. Tombstone Mt. 0 routes in Crag

1.13.13. Ibex Valley Canyons 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

1.13.14. Point Blanchard 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
Ice climbing and Aid climbing

1.13.15. Mt. Kennedy 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Ice climbing

Lat / Long: 60.343666, -138.975331

1.13.16. Australia Mountain 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 63.622538, -138.113956

1.13.17. Mt. Logan 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 60.562070, -140.504549

1.13.18. M'Clintock River 0 routes in Crag

1.13.19. Alsek Pass 0 routes in Crag

summary

Bouldering and ice climbing near Haines Junction

1.13.20. Ark Mountain 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 60.225382, -136.143783

approach

Multi-hour boat ride down Kusawa Lake

1.13.21. Yukon Gold Buttress 0 routes in Crag

access issues

Access by boat

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