Climbs 6
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 1517m a.s.l
Faces S

Geoff leads one of the pillars in Johnston Canyon © DesperateDan

Crag features

The upper falls provide a great climbing venue for beginners and experienced climbers. The right hand area gradually steepens from right to left.

Expect to get your photo taken by the visiting tour bus groups.

Many a Canmore climber is world famous in Japan.

Approach notes

The Steep mossy wall at the back of the canyon is an ecologically sensitive area, and the habitat of up to 30 species of flora.

This area must not be used for mixed climbing, anyone caught here will be dealt with by the rangers, and could impact on the ability to use this venue for climbing

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Prism Falls WI-5 *** 8
2 Main Ice - Left WI-4 * 16
Climb name Grade
3 Main Ice - Centre WI-3 * 17
4 Main Ice - Right WI-2 9
Climb name Grade
5 Central Pillar - over the moss wall WI-5 ** 5
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