Elevation: 5,467 ft
GPS: 53.176, -117.925 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Eriks Rozners on Aug 14, 2018
Admins: Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra

Description

A nice small climbing area with unique black coral-like limestone slabs. The cliff has about 10 bolted routes. The guidebook grades them mostly 5.8, but they felt more like 5.6. This is a great area to practice footwork on small holds, but all the routes are similar and it may get old quickly.

While the climbing is fairly easy, beware that a fall on the sharp limestone may reveal the true meaning of the route names.

Getting There

The Northern Exposure guidebook by Francois Laplante has excellent description of approach and routes at Shredder Reef. The approach is a small adventure on its own. Park in a small pullout on route 16 37.5 km from Jasper. There is a characteristic gate at the back of pullout. Follow the creek bed and look for a faint trail on the left bank of the creek. It is easier and safer to hike on the bank than thread the boulders of the creek bed itself. After passing nice steep sand towers on your right, the trail enters an impressive small canyon. Mind your steps here as some of the limestone is water polished and slippery. The wall becomes visible in about 100 m after you exit the canyon.

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