The Campfire Ring
established March 2005
Next stop Regina? Need to pee before lettting the Front Ranges fade in the rear-view mirror? Make one last ditch effort to flex. The Campfire Ring is a micro area that can be seen from the Trans-Canada and is 50m from the east-bound lane but obscured from speeding cars. Drive east on Hwy#1 and once the McConnell Face appears start slowing down. After a big dip in the topography, pull off into the ditch where the grouping of grey boulders can be seen sitting on the edge of the topo dip. Bring a pad.
Leftie (VB)- SS from the left ledge and fling up the edge or try from the right.
Skywalker vs. the ATAT(V3)- worth the stop. Good luck on the flash ascent if your shaped like Don Whillians. SS, hands on big pulls, left foot level with head (knee in mouth) and smear right foot under boulder…super dyno to top jug! Luke was so stoked slaying it finally, he fell off backwards with the aspens breaking his fall.
Bouldering up Heart Creek is limited but since the access is so short it may be worthwhile to lug the pad outta the trunk. The first outcrop is 10 feet off the main trail and is exceptional as is the small outcrop across the bridge from First Rock. The prob Huck the Fin goes up a bonging flaked arete (could HB the dihedral to the left!). Phoner About My Boner has a phalic demeanur that is limp and is hard to get- a bushwack that’s not worth it but makes a good place to go pee.
First Outcrop(V1-3)- three sweet lines up overhung jugs. Walk up main trail and it’s just past the scrambler’s trail for the summit.
First Rock Bridge(V0)- beauty moves up steep wall, walk off left. Just at the end of the bridge across from First Rock.
Huck the Fin(V1)- go up north cracked arete. Both feet on ledge, pinch rib and traverse left. Just past the bridge near Jupiter Rock at a bend, go into the forest for a few minutes. At a tiny slab, it’s just beyond. Top can be seen from the creek.
Phoner About My Boner(VB)- after the above mentioned bend in the trail, it straightens toward Upper Heart Crag. It can be seen just above the trail. Bushwack from the left to access. From the saddle, SS and follow a seam, sides out. Downclimb east. Limp.
established April 2004
The Hydro Boulders are of extreme questionable state, years after the town of Seebe closed its doors as a hamlet, thus no approach info will be given as the private property aspect is not known to us. Before this time hikers walked all over the place and people used one crumbly sandstone wall to jump off into the river and was even shown in a movie or two.
An old road leads down to the river where these poor V0 routes are located mostly east behind the wall kinda and north.
Mostly for of historical note, LOL, do not trespass.
Beaver Mines Campground Boulders
This boulder and potentially other stuff is not in the north but waaaay south, south of Pincher Creek in the Beaver Mines Provincial Recreation Area….the author is simply too lazy to make a new heading for dinky rocks of serious questionable quality. The main boulder in the photo has been climbed up and is rather unpleasant bouldering but maybe some new blood can make a better discovery on it? It is located about 60m off the road in the “View Loop” of the campground, specifically inbetween and behind sites #82/84. If you hike from this boulder down the east hillside and head SE you will come across a large block of rock made of crazy, ugly conglomerate and may warrant a rope. Further hiking SE and a google map may unlock more possible boulders. Go explore!