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Rat's Nest Parking Access  Rock Climbing 

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Location: 51.05151, -115.24446 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tom Gnyra on Apr 26, 2016
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A few routes off grotto mountain that use the infamous rat's nest parking lot.

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This is a large dirt unsigned turnoff of Hwy 1A. If approaching from Exshaw, once the speed limit hits 80km/h, the road goes uphill and over a bend. The parking is the third pullout on the right when driving downhill, about 2km past the turnoff for Gap Lake. If approaching from Canmore, it is about 5km from the ACC turnoff, just as the speed limit hits 80 km/h, first left after Graymont plant. The majority of the approach is the same as for The Playground.

Climbing Season

For the Bow Valley area.

Weather station 11.4 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: From Greg Tos, Chris Perry at Tabvar

Silent Auction 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  North America : Canada : ... : Rat's Nest Parking Access
A recent addition by Greg Tos to a very large wall that is full of potential. Thanks Greg!Gear: The total draws needed for the climb is 13 plus anchor kits. Most stations have two off-set rap rings with an extra bolt to make room at the belay.1. 15 m, 5.10- (6 bolts). Climb up a seam to a ledge.2. 22 m, 5.12b (8 bolts). Move up the face past a crux to a small stance.3. 22 m, 5.11b (8 bolts). Climb up and through a small roof and fun climbing above to a ledge4. 22 m, 5.12a (10 bolts). Follow bolt...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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