Little Russia Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Konstantin Stoletov on Mar 24, 2019 · Updates|
|Admins:||Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra|
A new sport climbing area developed in the summer of 2018 by group of Edmonton climbers. Steep, burly routes on solid limestone ranging from 5.8 to 5.13. Located in the Peskett canyon with only 15 min approach this area is perfect for someone who is looking to work on a hard climb in a beautiful canyon setting. Climbs have been developed on both sides with the left (North) side been steeper, harder and mainly in the shade and right (South) side, easier, less steep and sunnier. The beginning of the canyon (before the first waterfall) harbours single pitch sport climbs. Deeper in the canyon (~100m) after the first waterfall a couple dozens of drytool climbs had been established. First multi pitch climb (Zardoz, 12c, 6 pitches) is added in July 2020 and there are more to come.
If you see a bolted line that is labeled as a "Project" or has a tape on the first bolt it is probably not been cleaned/climbed yet. Please do not attempt it! More and more climbs will be coming up. Don't hesitate to bring your brush and help the developers to clean the holds. Since this area is new, some loose rock still may exist, and so wear your helmet.
Due to a short approach and rain protected area, the"Start of the line" overhang area is very family friendly.
Most of the sport climbs in this area are named after people who helped with the project.
May their names live forever!
60m rope is enough for all the routes except "Start of the Line" extension that needs 70m.
Come and check it out!
If you want to help this project you can donate for bolts at:
From Edmonton drive 55k past the Nordegg. From Banff drive 35k from 93 junction. Park on the west side of DT highway in a big pullout, 7k past the Cline river bridge (south side of Peskett creek). Parking location is 52.117659N, -116.434882W. The climbing place is at the start of a canyon and is ~800m from parking and can be accessed by following the creek up. The total elevation gain is about 100m. There is a trail that starts right in the back of the pullout and goes up along the south side of the creek. The trail eventuality drops down to the creek and you would walk alongside the creek. Alternatively, walk towards Nordegg ~100m crossing the creek along highway and follow a good trail on the North side of the creek. Follow the trail for 10 min and drop down the creek. Cross the creek and walk for another 200m till you hit "Start of the line" overhang. The back wall is on the right-hand side of the canyon.
Classic Climbing Routes at Little Russia
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