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Swift Current Rock Climbing 

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Location: 47.8835, -54.1899 View Map  Incorrect?
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A series of granite bluffs above the town of Swift Current. There is overhanging, vertical and slab climbing all within a small area with huge potential for development.

Getting There 

Heading south down the Burin Peninsula on Route 210 you will enter the town of Swift Current, shortly after entering the town turn right onto Seaview Drive and head briefly up the hill to park at the cemetery.

A wide trail begins behind the cemetery and goes up the hill and then at a small clearing you take a narrower trail into the woods (shown in the picture attached to the area). The main trail into the crags is marked with tape as below (we will be taping the other trails soon). Check out each walls individual page for more detailed info and the map attached for an overview.

Tiger Wall - Orange Tape
Half Way Wall - Orange Tape - After Tiger Wall
Weather Wall - Orange Tape - After Half Way Wall

Climbing Season

Weather station 130.1 miles from here

21 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Swift Current

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Swift Current:
Gee, I'm a Tree   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Geometry Wall
Speaking of Curvature   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Tiger Slabs
Served By Destiny   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Tiger Slabs
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Featured Route For Swift Current
Rock Climbing Photo: Served By Destiny Topo

Served By Destiny 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  North America : Canada : ... : Tiger Slabs
A fantastic route up the striking crack feature in the wall that protects perfectly.Start on the right side of the wall on the rock slope and make a balancy step up onto a small ledge. Traverse this ledge a couple of feet left to reach the good jugs.From the jugs climb straight up to the horizontal and then into the crack above. Climb the crack through the crux to reach up to the good holds under the block. Climb over the block and top out to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Swift Current Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Road to parking area and trail head behind the UC ...
BETA PHOTO: Road to parking area and trail head behind the UC ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Swift Current through the trees
Swift Current through the trees
Rock Climbing Photo: Approach Map
BETA PHOTO: Approach Map

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By David Bruneau
From: St. John
Jul 11, 2016

Piper's Hole River has an excellent free campground, a few kilometers from the crags at Swift Current. The road into the campsites is a somewhat rough gravel road, but most small cars should be able to negotiate it without bottoming out.

There are two campsites, one can fit many tents and the other can fit maybe three but is not accessible by RV, so it's unlikely that it's occupied. It's recommended to go there in the morning and set up a tent to reserve your spot for the night. The piper's hole river has a couple nice swimming holes near the large bridge.

I think there are more potential spots to camp along the gravel road as well, but they are more exposed and better suited to RV camping.


1. Large Campsite
2. Small Campsite

Rock Climbing Photo: 1. Large Campsite 2. Small Campsite
1. Large Campsite
2. Small Campsite

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