Nice spot with easy hike. I went and cleaned these three problems about two weeks after my son was born. I should go back to this little piece of obscurity. Elbow Beach has 3 worthy lines all of a different character. Nicely situated with sand for suntanning.Yet there’s signs of delinquent partiers whom have scorched a wall with bonfires. And some moron decorated one bulge with a imitation native pictograph. From Bragg Creek take Hwy#66 west to Elbow Falls.Walk the paved trail and take the upper branch. Leave the asphalt and get on a beaten path that hugs the drop-off heading SE. Follow a left branch over a tiny cliff continuing east. At a stand of aspens the wall is visible with its’ obvious yellow arch. Hike the trail to the river carefully descending a short stepped cliff above the water. Go back north to the problems. Beware of water levels.
1)Train Tunnel(V3) from right side of arch go under bulge, up high crimps traversing left to top of corner. Reverse is grade harder.
2)Slacklining(V1) go up right-facing crack. Handrail right above small tree and continue along sweet moves, jump off.
3)Idiot Pictograph(V1) start near the deep pool and traverse left on dark rock, stem gully, cross the overhang
established 2003 ,G.Cornell
This little gym is only 30m from the road and is fun. Park as for Prairie Creek Trail and hike down the east side of the creek from the culvert. The problems are cleaned and make a fast pump.
1)(V0) near right end, traverse left, low, using a horizontal crack to key pocket, reach to far jug.
2)(V1) go off cheater rocks to jugs, to jug left of loose flake and awkward traverse off left under roof. Project is the left facing shallow corner of the wall.
Two eggy smooth rocks sit 20m in the ditch on the south side of Hwy#66 upon descending the hill to Elbow Falls. A pad is a must. Just something to do if the weather screws you; these 7ft.ers are sitstarts.
Right(V0) SS the back to high left ledge and circle it.
Left(V1) SS backside, reach high and mantel yer butt off to stand up.