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Location: 51.0246, -115.4083 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Grassi Lakes is a unique climbing are in the Bow Valley. A good portion of its climbs are on an old coral reef. Grassi is famous for overhanging limestone with large juggy pockets.


Getting There 

Grassi Lakes can be reached from Canmore by driving south on the Spray Lakes Road towards Kananaskis country until you reach a reservoir where the valley narrows and a gravel parking lot. From there you walk back towards Canmore about 500 m and follow a trail down the earthen dam.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Grassi Lakes:
Meathooks   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Meathooks Area
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Meathooks 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c  North America : 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

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Looking up at the Meathooks area
Looking up at the Meathooks area
 <br />Grassi is a great place to escape summer heat waves. The trail from the dam down to Grassi Lakes is in the gully, center. The belay platforms for Meathooks can be seen in the shady alcove right of the lake.           <br /> <br />One problem unique to Grassi is the occasional rockfall.  The Spray Lakes road is just above the meathooks wall and non-climbers will sometimes toss rocks.

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By Peter Spindloe
From: North Vancouver, BC
Jun 15, 2007

Grassi Lakes is featured in one of the demonstrations of Photosynth, probably the coolest development in web-viewing of photographs since, well, the web.
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