Climbing in the Toronto Region

While there aren't any crags in Metro Toronto (that we know of - we keep getting surprised) there are a number of very good climbing areas in the region. We are of course talking the Niagara Escarpment, which provides some incredible climbing opportunities. Rattlesnake Point is the first thing that comes to mind when anyone mentions climbing but don't overlook it just because its well know, there are some excellent routes here. Being so close to the city (and with drive in access no less) it's not in any way surprising that we know how to spell "crowds".

You'll find the crowds thinner at Kelso and Mount Nemo even though they are in the same area as the Point. Close to the city, access to all these areas is easy. Further afield there are world class routes, and incredible views, at Lion' s Head on the Bruce Peninsula. There are several other less developed areas in the immediate vicinity. Bon Echo several hours to the east of the Toronto region has an excellent large wall to challenge you. Well north of the city, in the Thunderbay area (a long day, or perhaps, two days drive) you'll find some of Ontario's best ice.

If you're into bouldering, Niagara Glen is getting the worlds attention with its endless array of problems. Speaking of problems, if the weather isn't on side, you might want to visit one of areas many rock gyms. Finally, there's our friend Pete who insists that he wants to develop the first routes on the CN tower - I don't think so!.

  • Kelso - Milton, Halton Region Conservation Authority, Southwestern Ontario, Ontario
  • Lions Head - Lions Head, Lions Head Provincial Park, Bruce Peninsula, North Central Ontario, Ontario
  • Mount Nemo - Milton, Halton Region Conservation Authority, Southwestern Ontario, Ontario
  • Rattlesnake Point - Milton, Halton Region Conservation Authority, Southwestern Ontario, Ontario
    Climbing Outside of the Toronto Region

    Toronto - Rock Gyms

  • Clarkson Rock - Mississauga
  • The Rock Oasis - Toronto
  • Toronto Climbing Academy - Toronto
  • Nearby - Rock Gyms

  • Guelph Grotto - Guelph
  • Higher Ground - Ajax
  • Higher Ground - Kitchener
  • Joe Rockhead's - Markham
  • Off the Wall - Barrie
  • Peaks - St Catherines
  • Rock & Rope - Peterborough

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