Ghost Rock

Front Range Rock Climbs Near Calgary

By (author): Andy Genereux
ISBN 9781894765428
Softcover | Publication Date: May 1, 2003
Book Dimensions: 5 in x 7 in
240 Pages

About the Book

Ghost Rock is a guide to sport and multi-pitch rock climbs in the Ghost River and Waiparous Creek areas west of Calgary. It gives detailed route descriptions, along with chapter by chapter parking access and approach details.

By local standards, the Ghost has climbing on above average rock. Even with 200 new routes since the first edition it is still, however, woefully underdeveloped. Already a mecca for ice climbers, the Ghost is fast becoming one of the premier rockclimbing areas in Western Canada. It is a virtual candy store of new routes and will remain so for some time to come. Over 35 kilometres of steep cliff line, coupled with its remote and relatively wild nature, make for an unforgettable rock climbing experience.

About the Author(s)

Andy Genereux experienced rock climbing for the first time on Mount Yamnuska during an early spring snowstorm in 1975. This small adventure would eventually lead to a 30-year climbing career, with extensive involvement in new route exploration throughout the Canadian Rockies. Over this period he has become a leading proponent of the local climbing scene. Andy has established well over 500 climbs, including 20-plus on Yamnuska. Throughout his career he has returned time and again to this regal cliff to scale her many great routes.