WILD IN HAMILTON – WATERFALL CAPITAL

By March 13, 2015 Wild in the City

When most people cross over the Skyway into Hamilton they see the, “City of Steel”, with high reaching chimney stacks that can remind you of Middle Earth’s Mordor. But did you know this only allocates for 5% of Hamilton’s landmass? What most people don’t know about Hamilton is the 12,000 acres of conservation land above the chimney stacks that is home to more than 100 waterfalls. The Niagara escarpment and Bruce Trail run through Hamilton creating the perfect waterfall environment and a place worth exploring!

Hamilton Ice Climbing

Last weekend Red Tent decided to get wild in Hamilton and do some waterfall exploring. The only thing more exciting than a beautiful waterfall, is a beautiful frozen waterfall. The weather conditions were sunny and crisp, perfect for a day of climbing. We’re still newbies to the world of ice climbing and had a great day practicing our anchor systems and tool swinging techniques. For more information about ice climbing in Hamilton check out this link: http://www.conservationhamilton.ca/ice-climbing-information

Hamilton Ice Climbing

February has flown by, and with it will go the ice. We hope you made good use of it while it was there and are gearing up for an active Spring season. Life is so much better when done outside.

Resources:

http://www.cityofwaterfalls.ca/

http://www.waterfalls.hamilton.ca/default.asp?id=1

http://www.mynewwaterfronthome.com/waterfalls.aspx

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