ACC Toronto Section input on the proposed Niagara Escarpment Plan
Climbers in Ontario should be aware that a revision to the Niagara Escarpment Plan is being developed by the government agencies with
oversight of the Escarpment lands. Certain changes to the plan have been proposed by the planners that could significantly impact
Ontario climbers access to traditional climbing areas, particularly those in designated Nature Preserves. One such area potentially at risk
is Lions Head.
Please read the Section's input to this planning process by clicking the following
link: ACC letter on proposed changes
Big Wall Climbing: Les Grand Galets, Cap Trinite, Quebec
By Andre Fortin - Sept 2016
John Ford and Andre Fortin take on Les Grand Galets, a big wall in the beautiful Saguenay region north east of Quebec City. Read about
their ascent in
Les Grandes Galets
For an amazing video of their climb go to Les Grand Galets video
Birthday Ridge: 60th anniversary of the First Ascent
By Dave Henderson
September 1, 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the historic first ascent of Birthday Ridge at Bon Echo - the first
climb at Mazinaw Rock and, according to climbing author Chic Scott, the start of real rock climbing in Ontario.
Read about the first ascent at
Birthday Ridge 60th
(Photo at right:David and Marnie Fisher at the 25th anniversary of the first ascent of Birthday Ridge, 1981.)
The Bon Echo Hut needs your donations!
The Bon Echo Hut is now 50 years old and it urgently needs upgrades and renovations. Help us bring the hut up to date by donating through the link below.
After clicking on the link, select "Bon Echo Hut" from the "donation type" drop down.