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Rattlesnake Point Now Open For Climbing

Conservation Halton has announced that Rattlesnake Point, Bottle Glass Crag and Buffalo Crag are open for climbing. Currently, there is a two-hour visiting limit, and climbers will need to register online for an available time slot before arriving at the park.

The opening of Rattlesnake Point has been positively received by climbers struggling to find outdoor climbing opportunities closer to the GTHA region.
  •  Rattlesnake Point Now Open For Climbing

    Rattlesnake Point Now Open For Climbing.

Rattlesnake Point Conservation area is located in the heart of Canada’s largest climbing community and is home to Rattlesnake Point, Bottle Glass Crag and Buffalo Crag. These three climbing areas offer hundreds of moderate top roping, trad and sport climbing opportunities.

Conservation Halton will be monitoring the climbing opening of Rattlesnake Point to determine when Mount Nemo and Kelso (also under Conservation Halton jurisdiction) should re-open. It is imperative that climbers remain on their best behaviour when visiting Rattlesnake Point and adhere to the two-hour time limit. Failure to do so may compromise access to Rattlesnake Point as well as the re-opening of other Halton crags.

New climbers visiting the area and looking for more route information can purchase Ontario Climbing: Vol 1 The Southern Escarpment and Ontario Climbing: Vol 1.4 Sport Climbing Guide To Rattlesnake Point. A digital guide for the area is also available at rakkup.
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Gus Alexandropoulos is a freelance writer who has been involved in the outdoor industry for over 35 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.