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Grassi Lakes Rock Climbing 

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Location: 51.0717, -115.40821 View Map  Incorrect?
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Grassi Lakes is a unique climbing are in the Bow Valley. A good portion of its climbs are on an old coral reef. Grassi is famous for overhanging limestone with large juggy pockets.

Getting There 

Grassi Lakes can be reached from Canmore by driving south on the Spray Lakes Road towards Kananaskis country until you reach a reservoir where the valley narrows and a gravel parking lot. From there you walk back towards Canmore about 500 m and follow a trail down the earthen dam.

Climbing Season

Weather station 11.3 miles from here

87 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',39],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Grassi Lakes

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Grassi Lakes:
Rocky Road   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   Gardener's Wall
Dark Design   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   The White Imperialist
White Imperialist   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 50'   The White Imperialist
Choss Toss   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 45'   Meathooks Area
Meathooks   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Meathooks Area
A Bold New Plan   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   The White Imperialist
Stormtroopers in Drag   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 65'   Meathooks Area
Holey Shit   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 80'   Meathooks Area
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A Bold New Plan 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  North America : Canada : ... : The White Imperialist
Starts at the right side of the wall sharing the first bolt (not necessary) with Bubble Theory. Traverse right past two bolts, then up exposed face just to the left of the more overhung sections of the wall. Some of the best pictures in the Bow Valley can be taken of this climb!...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at the Meathooks area
Looking up at the Meathooks area
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Grassi is a great place to escape summer heat wav...
Rock Climbing Photo: The meathooks area and the old project that has si...
The meathooks area and the old project that has si...

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By Peter Spindloe
From: North Vancouver, BC
Jun 15, 2007
Grassi Lakes is featured in one of the demonstrations of Photosynth, probably the coolest development in web-viewing of photographs since, well, the web.
By Tom Gnyra
Sep 10, 2015
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at grassi today. msg me if you forgot your shoes there (color/make/size gets them). also bootied a orange draw off lush but if that was you maybe you should buy me a beer for getting it down.

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