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jshibata


Mar 30, 2005, 5:06 PM
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Where is it close to climb near Toronto?  (North_America: United_States: Wyoming: Western_Wy_: Upper_Bridge_Bands: Hideout_Wall)
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I'm going to be in Toronto in May but am unfamiliar with the area (as I live in California). I'd like to go climbing for at least one day while I'm out there. I'd prefer a sport route so I don't have bring all my trad gear on the airplane. Any good recommendations for sport climbing around the 9-10a level? I just need a crag and a guide book, if possible. Thanks...J


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Pick up "A Sport Climbers Guide to Ontario Limestone" by Chris Oates and Marc Bracken. http://www.mec.ca used to carry it online but I think they bowed out to http://www.amazon.ca. The MEC store in Toronto sells it as well as "The Escarpment A Climbers Guide" by Bracken, Barnes & Oates. Unless you are from Kansas or Saskatchewan, be prepared to be disappointed.


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send darkside a pm...hes works or volunteers with the access fund and some other canadian climbing group...hes a wealth of info....a bit strange mind you but knows alot about the climbing up there


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Hey,

If you have time defiantly check out the Bruce Pennisula (approximately 3 hr) drive from T.O. it would be well worth it to climb at Lions Head. But if you do not have time the following will be great options.

Mt Nemo Great Sport & Trad
Kelso Cliffs Mostly Trad
Rattlesnake Point A lot of beginners and top-roping
Buffolo Crag All Trad
Niagara Glen Great Bouldering Approx 1 2 hr drive from T.O. (also you can check out the falls 5 mins down the road).

Good luck!

P.M. if you have any other questions.

-Aaron


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