Grassi Lakes Climbing Area Closed All Summer
Due to construction on the road above the Grassi Lakes climbing area, the climbing area will be closed from July 3 to September.
You can still access Ha Ling’s north face via the walkway on the dam next to the pond. Also, Kanga Crag and EEOR are open.
The Spray Lakes Road (Highway 742) connects the Town of Canmore to the recreational opportunities in the Spray Valley.
Over the last 25 years, use on this road has substantially increased and the infrastructure supporting the road surface requires repairs.
Alberta Transportation will begin road construction on the north end of the Spray Lakes Road in July.
Construction work involves repairing the gabion wall that helps support the road below the upper pond.
The Spray Lakes Road will be open during construction, however, traffic will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Expect substantial traffic delays.
The section of road under construction is located directly above Grassi Lakes hiking and climbing area.
To ensure safety of recreational users to Grassi Lakes, Alberta Parks will enact a partial area closure including Upper and Lower Grassi Lakes and all climbing routes.
Beginning July 3 to September long weekend, the Upper and Lower Grassi Lakes and climbing areas are closed.
Hiking trails from the Grassi Lakes Day Use Area trailhead to the northeast shoreline of Lower Grassi Lake are open.
For climbers, think of it as short term loss for long term gain, the much-needed road improvements will add quality and safety to days at Grassi.