All summer I’ve been sneaking out on rain days (and nice days!) to drytool at The Playground. 😀 When most people we’re still in bed or sitting at The Summit Cafe because it was raining, I was headed out climbing with my tools and fruit boots.
The Playground is a bolted drytooling area on Grotto Mtn. It’s less than a 10 minute drive from Canmore and about a 45 minute hike up to the cave. There’s certainly more development to be done too!
At first I was warming-up on the M5(Rat’s Nest Route) & M6s (Baptism & Prowler) and then getting on the M7+ (Mutt) and M8 (Jeff). Then it became warming-up on the M7+ and working the M8 and M9- (Single Malt) and staring wistfully at the M10, Swiss Cheese. Then I was warming-up by up and down climbing the M7+ (endurance increasing!) and then working Swiss Cheese. I’m still working Swiss Cheese. I have it down to 1 hang in the upper roof, and it’s going to be sent soon!
This fall the traffic at the playground picked up, and I was stoked! I love to see other people being introduced to drytooling and loving it. The last day I was up there we had 16 people throughout the day. If you want info about The Playground or a partner to climb let me know!