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Tdub1975


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What guidebook is the most complete and up to date for sport routes in Ontario, Canada?


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Tdub1975 wrote:
What guidebook is the most complete and up to date for sport routes in Ontario, Canada?

Ontario is a pretty big place, what part of Ontario?

For Southern Ontario, there isn't anything particularly current, though there is the ongoing promise of one "real soon now" from http://www.ontarioclimbing.com/. There's also A Sport Climbers Guide to Ontario Limestone by Chris Oates and Marc Bracken -- but it was published in 1997, is hardish to find, and I understand is somewhat out of date.

For north-western Ontario, Thunder Bay Rock 3rd edition by Alex Josepth & Randy Reed is pretty up-to-date.

For areas along the east coast of lake Superior (Batchwana Bay and environs), Superior Exploration, Adventure & Climbing Co. seem to have some guides available: http://www.superior-exploration.ca/index.php/climbing/

For eastern Ontario, there's not a lot of sport: a bit at Kingston Mills and a bit at Calabogie. There's a published guide for Kingston Mills, but I don't know the title off-hand. For Calabogie, I don't know of a published guide, so your best bet is online information. As far as I know, http://www.thecrag.com has the most up-to-date information for Calabogie.

From eastern Ontario, a lot of climbing is done in Quebec: Gatineau Park, Mont Rigaud and Montagne d'Argent are all common sport-oriented destinations from Ottawa.


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dagibbs wrote:
For Southern Ontario, there isn't anything particularly current, though there is the ongoing promise of one "real soon now" from http://www.ontarioclimbing.com/. There's also A Sport Climbers Guide to Ontario Limestone by Chris Oates and Marc Bracken -- but it was published in 1997, is hardish to find, and I understand is somewhat out of date.

Chances are this is the book they're interested in (which is impossible to get).

Cue another "when is the new guidebook coming out" thread on Ontario Climbing ins 3...2...1.....


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Thank you for the reply. I used to own "The Escarpment" but I have no idea where it is and hoped that something more recent would have been released by now.


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Tdub1975 wrote:
Thank you for the reply. I used to own "The Escarpment" but I have no idea where it is and hoped that something more recent would have been released by now.

I've got a copy of that one as well, but figured that if talking about the two un-obtainable southern-Ontario guides, I might as well mention the sport-focussed one as you were asking about sport.


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granite_grrl wrote:
dagibbs wrote:
For Southern Ontario, there isn't anything particularly current, though there is the ongoing promise of one "real soon now" from http://www.ontarioclimbing.com/. There's also A Sport Climbers Guide to Ontario Limestone by Chris Oates and Marc Bracken -- but it was published in 1997, is hardish to find, and I understand is somewhat out of date.

Chances are this is the book they're interested in (which is impossible to get).

Sport climbers guide to Ontario Limestone is i believe available at MEC Toronto i'm fairly certain I saw it there on Saturday morning.

The other one, that has the sport and gear lines is available also, PM me for more information.


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Very interesting I will have to call them and see if this is the case. Thanks for all your input.


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Tdub1975 wrote:
Very interesting I will have to call them and see if this is the case. Thanks for all your input.

Hit and miss...

Otherwise, I'll use my typical response: BWAH HA HA HA!


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