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robreglinski


Feb 15, 2007, 12:32 PM
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moving house  (North_America: Canada: Ontario: Toronto)
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I may be moving to Toronto.

i would like to know a few things.....

whats the climbing like?

are their any good clubs/groups?

whats the nearest long routes?

please say its not all bolted limestone?

is the scene freindly and welcoming?

any informtion would be great

Rob


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Feb 18, 2007, 11:53 AM
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robreglinski wrote:
whats the climbing like?

Not the best but we have some good staff such as Lion's Head for sport climbing, Niagara Glen for bouldering.
Trad is consider a choss but not all of it, some routes are quite nice.

robreglinski wrote:
are their any good clubs/groups?

Alpine Club of Canada Toronto Section is the only club I can think of.
http://www.climbers.org

robreglinski wrote:
whats the nearest long routes?

The longest trad route near Toronto is Devil's Staircase 5.6 about 35m. or Ground Zero 5.8 about 31m, both at Mt. Nemo.

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please say its not all bolted limestone?

Nope. About 10% is bolted the rest is trad or top rope.

robreglinski wrote:
is the scene friendly and welcoming?

If you are cool, we are cool.

robreglinski wrote:
any information would be great

Check RDB ( Routes Data Base ) I have updated some info that I think could help you.

HTH
WR


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One more think. If you want some sweet trad routes Gunks is about 7 hours away. Again check the RDB for more details.

WR


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Feb 19, 2007, 7:10 AM
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Okay, I'll chime in here. The local rock for Toronto sucks ass (over climbed, slick, loose....all the fun stuff). But you've got your choice of areas to head to within a 12 hour drive (take your pick of clifs in the American East).

The Toronto section of the ACC has group days out, check out http://www.climbers.org. I havea membership but have only gone to one event. I mostly have because I like Bon Echo.

Bon Echo would be your closest bigger climbs (read - multi picth) at ~3hours away. But even though some of the climbs are 3 pitches long it still not a really tall cliff. But totally worth checking out, its a great scene on the weekend.

As far as community is concerned, I've always had a problem being part of it living over an hour away from Toronto. Seems there are pockets in the community. People from the same gym hang out, or boulderers, or sport climbers, etc. But I came from Nova Scotia where there is a really tight commuity, so maybe its not as bad as I think.

I don't think Toronto is anything to write home about, but I hope you enjoy your time here. Maybe we'll even cross paths sometime.


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