The Turtle




The Turtle has been reopened with certain guide lines.

Access issues

As reports the Ontario Alliance of Climbers (OAC) has announced that the pocket-riddled Turtle area is reopening with a reservation system. For more information and to make a reservation visit here.

The base of The Turtle is on private property and the landowner resides approximately 100m downhill from the cliff. Our continued access to this crag is dependent on climbers being on their best behaviour when visiting this area.


To get to The Turtle, park at the corner of Walkers Line and #2 Side Road, which is part of the Mount Nemo Conservation Area. You’ll have to pay to park. Follow the trail up. When you reach the rock and the short step ladder, head left along the base of the rock for about 50 metres. Halton Region fees at parking lot. $7/adult on weekends.


  • Access to the Turtle Area is limited to individuals with proof of authorized access in the form of submission confirmation of the Release Agreement. Climbers should bring a copy of their Turtle reservation with them to the crag.
  • Access to the Turtle Area is permitted from 9:00 a.m. to dusk only. No person may access the Turtle Area outside these times.
  • Defecating in the Turtle Area is absolutely forbidden.
  • No music or excessive noise of any form, including but not limited to, instructions and/or encouragement, are permitted in the Turtle Area.
  • No dogs or any other pets are permitted into the Turtle Area.
  • No smoking is permitted in the Turtle Area.
  • No fires or burning of any material is permitted in the Turtle Area.
  • No drugs or alcoholic beverages are permitted into the Turtle Area.
  • No animals, plants, or any natural objects may be removed, defaced, harmed or destroyed in the Turtle Area.
  • No commercial activity, including but not limited to, guiding, may be carried on in the Turtle Area.
  • No new routes may be established without the written consent of the Land Owner.
  • Climbing or hiking climber’s left of the Turtle Area is not permitted.


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Developed and opened in 2018 by Gus Alexandropoulos, Gerry Banning, Mike Sheehan, Dave Smart, and Reg Smart.



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