5 Spring Climb­ing Ar­eas

Gripped - - NATIVE STONES -

IN WESTERN CANADA

1 Yam­nuska

West of Cal­gary, his­toric multi-pitch climb­ing with eight-pitch sport and trad routes.

2 Echo Canyon

Find hard sport climbs on south­fac­ing walls on Grotto Moun­tain in Can­more.

3 Back of the Lake

Mod­er­ate and dif­fi­cult clas­sic quartzite crag­ging near Lake Louise.

4 Skaha

In­te­rior B.C. crags with hun­dreds of five-star clas­sic sport and trad routes.

5 Smoke Bluffs

Easy ac­cess trad climb­ing close to Squamish.

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