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The Rattlesnake Point Sport Climbing Guide

  •  The Rattlesnake Point Sport Climbing Guide

    The Rattlesnake Point Sport Climbing Guide

Home to Rattlesnake Point, Bottle Glass Crag and Buffalo Crag, this is by far the best and most accessible area for any new climber looking for their first outdoor climbing experience.

This new guide documents the almost 40 moderate (mostly sub-5.10) routes that were recently rebolted or retro-bolted at Rattlesnake Point Conservation area. While this is a stand-alone guide, the book frequently references Ontario Climbing: Vol 1 The Southern Escarpment and together the two guides cover over 250 documented climbs in the area.
  •  The Rattlesnake Point Sport Climbing Guide

    The Rattlesnake Point Sport Climbing Guide

Rattlesnake Point is already a very popular local climbing area thanks to its easy approach (a metal staircase provides access to the base), sunny southern exposure, open talus base and its proximity (about a 40 min drive) to the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). These factors make this the perfect crag for early (or late) season bolt-clipping or for anyone wanting to lead outside for the first time.

The new guide features:
• Detailed maps to help you get to the cliff.
• Clear photos for accurately identifying routes.
• Entertaining route descriptions.
• Tips to help minimize climber impact and ensure this and other climbing areas stay open.
• An extensively researched history of the area that covers Rattlesnake Point's impact on the local climbing scene.

The new sport routes were equipped by the local access group (Ontario Alliance of Climbers) with the approval of the provincial land manager (Conservation Halton), and will hopefully take the pressure off of the other local crags.

The guide can be purchased at the Ontario Climbing Store or at various fine retailers and climbing gyms in the Southern Ontario region. Climbers that prefer a digital guide can purchase the Ontario: Rattlesnake Conservation Area Rock Climbing guide from Rakkup.
  •  The Rattlesnake Point Sport Climbing Guide

    The Rattlesnake Point Sport Climbing Guide

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Gus Alexandropoulos is a freelance writer who has been involved in the outdoor industry for over 25 years. During his career he has been the editor at Canada’s national climbing magazine, as well as the gear editor for a national cycling magazine, triathlon magazine and running magazine. His work has been published in Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and he has been a guest on television and radio broadcasts. His passion for climbing began in Ontario in the mid 80s and he continues to travel extensively in search of crisp conditions and steep rock.