Ontario's best climbing, in our backyard

Our rock climbing courses and guided adventures are generally held at Metcalfe Rock and Rattlesnake Point, 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! Below we have listed a few of our favourite local cliffs to climb at in the Beaver Valley and beautiful Bruce Peninsula area.

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. On the Rocks is proud to call Metcalfe their "office" from May through October.

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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.

CLIMBS

  • The Land Before Time 

  • Metcalfe North Cliff

  • The Anvil Cliff

  • Boiler Plate Wall 

  • South Wall 

Getting there

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

rattlesnake point

Rattlesnake Point is a popular spot for its easy access to top rope and traditional climbing. The crag offers many moderate climbs and some great spots for rappelling, which is why it is a choice location for local guides and climbers. This cliff is in a conservation area so be prepared to pay for a day pass.

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Basics

A popular 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.

Climbs

  • West Cliff

  • East Cliff

Getting there

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

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