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Elevation: 5,492 ft
GPS: 51.07169, -115.40817
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Shared By: Sandro on Dec 4, 2006 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Grassi Lakes

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 23
I must mention Gentians
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
Weed 'Em and Reap
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
Bucket City
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Memphis
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 76
Meathooks
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 31
A Bold New Plan
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
It's now or Never
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Silk
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 20
Mr. Manners
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 28
Holey Shit
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 12
The Harlot
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 22
B60 OFO (30 Something)
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
Dance Me Outside
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 14
Raw
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Voice of Fire
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
I must mention Gentians Gardener's Wall
 23
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Weed 'Em and Reap Gardener's Wall
 26
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Bucket City Gardener's Wall
 26
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Memphis Graceland Area
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Meathooks Meathooks Area
 76
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
A Bold New Plan White Imperialist
 31
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
It's now or Never Graceland Area
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Silk Hermit Wall
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Mr. Manners Hermit Wall
 20
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Holey Shit Meathooks Area
 28
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Harlot Meathooks Area
 12
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
B60 OFO (30 Something) Meathooks Area
 22
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Dance Me Outside White Imperialist
 15
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Raw Ghetto
 14
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Voice of Fire Ghetto
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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