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Local Climbing
in Southern Ontario

Ontario's best climbing, in our backyard

Our rock climbing courses and guided adventures are generally held at Rattlesnake Point and Metcalfe Rock, but we are also surrounded by many other great climbing area's along the Niagara Escarpment. The escarpment is a limestone cliff band that runs from Niagara Falls to Tobermory, over 700kms!

 

NEW in 2023 we are offering a limited number of dates at Kingston Mills, near Kingston Ontario.

metcalfe rock

Metcalfe Rock is an outcrop of the Niagara Escarpment located just outside of Collingwood, Ontario. This limestone cliff reaches heights of over 100ft in sections and offers climbing routes of all grades and styles. A short approach, beautiful views, a variety of trails and caves, old growth cedars and a natural fed spring, make Metcalfe Rock a must-see spot for any lover of the outdoors.

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Basics

Great crag for moderate sport routes and easy access top ropes on bolted anchors. 

Parking

Park in the lot off of 10th Line and follow the well marked trail over a stream to the cliff.

Getting there

Type this into your Maps Ap: Metcalfe Rock, The Blue Mountains, ON N0H 2E0

rattlesnake point

Rattlesnake Point is located in a conservation area near Milton, and has great trails, beautiful views of Lake Ontario and cliffs up to about 80ft. The main crag is a popular spot for its easy access to top rope and moderate sport climbs. A second cliff, Buffalo Crag, offers many great moderate top rope and traditional climbs. This cliff is in a conservation area so be prepared to pay for a day pass.

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Basics

A popular sport, trad and top-rope crag, also the only crag in the area which officially allows teaching and guided groups in Milton.

Parking

Drive to Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area and park in the upper parking lot. Hike to the nearby lookout and take the stairs down.

Getting there

Vista Adventure Trail (Red), Milton, ON L9T 2Y1

Metcalf Rock
Rattlesnake Point

Kingston
Mills

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Kingston Mills is located on the Rideau Canal just outside Kingston, Ontario. The small crag is in a quiet, beautiful spot, and has a little of everything, including some moderate top-rope, sport and traditional climbs. The site is operated by Parks Canada.

Kingston Mills

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Basics

Small local crag in scenic location with a variety of options, including top-roping.

Parking

Park in the designated lot off Kingston Mills Road (Regional 21).

Getting there

Type this into your app or Google Maps: Kingston Mills, Kingston ON K7L 4V3

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