Southern Alberta's major climbing area. Centered around the town of Canmore, the Bow Valley has a sport crag in every drainage, and long multi-pitch trad routes on most of the big walls that tower over the valley. The rock season is short (May-August) in most years, but fortunately the Bow Valley also has world-class ice climbing in the winter.
Canmore is one hour west of Calgary on the trans-Canada Highway
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Meathooks 5.11a International : Canada : ... : Meathooks Area
This route is the absolute classic at Grassi Lakes. It's the second route from the left(when you are facing it) at the Meathooks area. JUGs,JUGS,JUGS on uber overhanging terrain for a sustained 5.11a. The crux is trying to hold on for 60 ft these buckets that sometimes can go as deep as your wrist....[more] Browse More Classics in International