Sport Climbing, Heart Creek

Located just 15 minutes east of Canmore, and a short hike in, is one of the several sport climbing sites in the front ranges of the Rockies. The bolted climbs are scattered about 20 minutes up Heart Creek, in a limestone canyon with a small pleasant creek. About a half-rope in height, the climbs are certainly challenging for a variety of experienced and semi-experienced climbers. Obviously, you need trained climbers to lead, and set the ropes. But once top-roped, anybody can try it.

My daughter has been begging me to come out on one of their Wednesday evening outings, so I tagged along. She is fortunate to be able to learn from her aunt, and her husband. A couple of other characters also came along, and provided additional lead support. I couldn't have better help!

After a couple of hours, the leads cleaned the route, and we helped ourselves to important re-hydration fluids, and hiked out in the dark.