All Locations > International > North America > Canada > Alberta > Bow Valley > Grotto Canyon (Ice climbing routes)
Avg: 2.4 from 25 votes
|Type:||Ice, 200 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||875 total, 11/month|
|Shared By:||Jordan Ramey on Apr 23, 2011|
|Admins:||Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra|
DescriptionGrotto Falls is an excellent beginner route that usually has fat ice and the crowds to prove it. Climb the initial steep section to the prominent flow that eases in steepness. If the conditions are nice and fat, the curtain on the left, halfway up, forms and goes at about WI4. This curtain variation pitch can also be toproped with a bit of planning and on a slow day when no one else is lined up for the route. This would be rare though and should be avoided if others are waiting to climb the route.
Can be done in one long pitch.