Description

Mostly shaded area (it's a canyon). This area can be exceptionally crowded, especially on weekends, due to it's close proximity to Canmore and Calgary. The ice climbing is excellent quality if it hasn't been beat into utter submission.

The classics of the area include:
His (WI4)
Hers (WI4)
Grotto Falls (WI3)

Getting There

From Calgary:
Head west on the Trans Canadian Highway to Canmore. Take exit 114 towards Exshaw just after entering the mountains. This is AB-1X. Turn left onto Alberta 1, towards Exshaw. Park in the Grotto Canyon parking area on the right at the signs. There is plenty of parking and an outhouse. If you hit Exshaw, you went a few km to far. Follow the designated trail west out of the parking area. Turn right into the canyon and walk up the creek.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Grotto Canyon (Ice climbing routes)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI3
 25
Grotto Falls
Ice 2 pitches
WI3+
 9
Hers
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Grotto Falls
 25
WI3 Ice 2 pitches
Hers
 9
WI3+ Ice
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