Heart Creek Sport Climbing

 

Heart Creek contains the best concentration of moderate climbs in the Bow Valley. This small, picturesque canyon sees a constant flow of eager climbers throughout the summer and the well-maintained trail whisks visitors from parking lot to cliff in a mere 15 minutes, a real treat in the Bow Valley.

The canyon walls range from shabby to vertical and are generally comprised of high-quality, compact grey limestone, perfectly formed for friendly face climbing. This is a great area to sample Bow Valley sport climbing, try your first climb, or even your first lead.

 

EQUIPMENT:

You must provide your own

Helmet

Harness

Climbing shoes

Chalk bag

Proper seasonal wear (dress in layers)

Lunch and drinks (hot tea)

Sun glasses, SPF rated lip balm, sun screen

No jeans, no cotton clothing of any kind!

Gear can be rented at either Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) or UofC Outdoor Center.

DRIVING AND DIRECTIONS:
We will meet at the in Calgary meeting point and carpool from there. Please be on time as we will only wait a short while past past the departure time before we leave.

Directions: Hwy 1 to heart creek parking lot via exit 105 Lac des Arc.

 

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  • Kasper W

    Dude you even re-wrote the description! A plus!

    August 24, 2013

  • Bre D.

    Sorry guys something came up and I had to cancel. Have a blast though...wish I could be there. :)

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, any possibility to go elsewhere than Grassi? Heart Creek or Barrier (closer to Calgary), or Kid Goat or any other suggestion?
    I have a rope but only 2 quickdraws...

    August 23, 2013

    • Kasper W

      Thus far Maki and I are meeting at Brentwood Station at 8 am. If anyone is interested in joining, please message me at[masked]

      August 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Let's go Heart Creek then!

      August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    With two ropes and four people we are doing great! :)

    August 22, 2013

  • Jamie

    Does anyone have any gear, ropes, etc. I'm down to only 1 rope and gear now and may have to cancel unless someone else had any.

    August 22, 2013

    • Bre D.

      Hey- I have a rope and 6 draws.....we may have to share draws but should be able to swing it. :)

      August 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      CSMC has a climbing group this Sunday too, they might be going somewhere other than Grassi Lake, I think I'll join them.

      August 22, 2013

  • Kayley E.

    I will be thinking about all of you while I am climbing in Colombia ;) Have an awesome weekend!

    August 20, 2013

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