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Mount Nemo is located in Burlington, Ontario and is a conservation area owned and operated by Conservation Halton.

As with many of the crags that form the Niagara escarpment there is a single cliff line, which is broken in several places by gullies that can used to access the base of the routes.  The sub-areas are listed climbers left to right.

Local rescue authorities have affixed "rescue plates" along the base of the cliff.  These bright red plastic plates have numbers on them, and are frequently used by climbers to locate routes.  The plates are numbered sequentially from right to left, starting at #1 and going up to ~#50.  Confusingly (and annoyingly), there are also spray painted numbers marking the start of some routes.  These numbers start from the left side of the cliff band, and increase as you walk right.

Getting There Suggest change

Take the Q.E.W. to Guelph Line Rd exit #102. Take Guelph Line North for about 10km to Colling road, the parking lot is on the right.

The costs as of September 2023 are:

  • Adult (15-64)$10.50 +HST
  • Senior (65 and over)$8.25 +HST
  • Child (5-14)$7.25 +HST
  • Child Under 5Free

Check entry fees and opening times at: conservationhalton.ca/parks…

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mount Nemo

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 29
The Camel
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
The Cat's Tail
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 40
Bolero
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 23
Hiromi's Route
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
I Owe a Lot of Money to a Man Na…
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 18
As You Like It
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 8
Sid
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 26
Swan Song
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 22
Red Line Fever
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 20
Palm Sunday
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Forever Young
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 15
The Seventh Origin of Alfred
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 12
Mean Streaks
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
The Graduate
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 13
Fear and Loathing
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Camel Q. Camel Wall
 29
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Cat's Tail O. The Cat's Tail
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Bolero K. Dance Wall
 40
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Hiromi's Route J. The Castle
 23
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
I Owe a Lot of Money to a M… H. Iguana Wall
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
As You Like It G. Alfred's Wall
 18
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Sid A. The Turtle
 8
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Swan Song O. The Cat's Tail
 26
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Red Line Fever R. The Big Gulp
 22
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Palm Sunday R. The Big Gulp
 20
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Forever Young H. Iguana Wall
 11
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Seventh Origin of Alfred G. Alfred's Wall
 15
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Mean Streaks F. Central Wall
 12
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Graduate O. The Cat's Tail
 12
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Fear and Loathing H. Iguana Wall
 13
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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