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|Shared By:||pico on Apr 10, 2013|
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DescriptionA long, nearly km long section of rock facing a swamp / lake. Varied difficulties, including Top-Rope, Trad, Sport and Mixed. During winter, it offers some nice ice.
The Main Cliff area is west facing so early season climbs can be chilly. The rock appears to be fractured granite with routes ranging from dirty, loose and sketchy to sloper filled slab. The area was established some time ago and with a recent (2010?) redevelopment, some grades may vary, as some are graded with the old-school grading mentality and whereas the newer developments, with the newer mentality.
There is alot of potential for development, many new routes are being red-tagged as of summer 2012.
The following is an excerpt from the 'Climbing Around Ottawa' guidebook, created by Christiaan Burchell, and is available at www.ottawaclimbing.com
Getting ThereCalabogie (Main Cliff) is located west of the Canadian capital of Ottawa, near the Calabogie ski resort and is approx 1h20 drive from the downtown core.
Departing from Ottawa, take highway 17 west, continue past Arnprior. At county road 508 (Calabogie Road), turn left and continue until you reach the Calabogie Hills ski resort. Approx 2kms past the ski resort, slow down, you'll see an enlarged shoulder on the right which is used as parking. To your left, you should see a 'Manitou Trail' sign.
From the parking, the approach hike is pretty quick, ranging from 5 to 20 mins for the further most sections. Simply follow the straight in trail, going through a clearing towards a marsh. A switch-back down trail should bring you left, to the cleary visible rock faces.
Classic Climbing Routes at Calabogie
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