Po­tash Road

Gripped - - AREA PROFILE - Tim Ban­field is a pho­tog­ra­pher and writer based in Cal­gary.

Most peo­ple are fa­mil­iar with the con­ve­nient climb­ing at Wall Street, lo­cated roadside as you drive down Po­tash Road, but few know about the off-piste clas­sics. Pocket Rocket is a fully bolted 5.10c steep pocket route, a bit of a rar­ity in the area, which is lo­cated in Day Canyon. Camp­ground Crack 5.9 in Wil­liams Bot­tom Camp­ground is a great way to end the day. Easy to rig a toprope and close to the road. If you’re camped in site nine then you can eas­ily turn on your head­lights and climb it at night. Wil­liams Bot­tom makes a good home base for climb­ing at Wall Street, as it’s only 400 me­tres down the road and of­fers a cou­ple climbs lo­cated within the camp­ground.

Six Shooter at sun­rise from Creek Pas­ture in In­dian Creek

Jeremiah Meizis climb­ing Owl Rock 5.8 in Arches Na­tional Park

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