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It is with regret that Gravsports Ice will be closing soon. Despite all of us here and many in the community being of the opinion that GSI is a better archiving system for information on ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies, this website will be shutting down.

Keeping the lights on and keeping conditions current no longer seems practical. We have tried making the forums more user friendly, and kept access to a vast array of beta and history contained on the website open to all. However low participation and increasing costs from both the website and hacker intrusions have lead us to this decision. Many thanks to Ian for past hosting costs. While the website will remain live for a short while you can expect it to disappear soon. We have talked of options to preserve the beta it contains however we offer no guarantees at this time.

We thank all our supporters, and everyone in the community for your past participation in GSI.
Regretfully
Will, Ian, and Grant.
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FRA (?) - Acephale Falls, WI2, 22m

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  • FRA (?) - Acephale Falls, WI2, 22m

    Feb 29, 2020 - Brendan C, Remco U, Joanna T

    A perfect easy climb with a friendly approach that is also easily accessible for setting up a top rope. There are 3 obvious lines: the left side is thin but fun, the middle is the easiest, and the right side is the steepest - maybe WI3. No avy hazard and well sheltered from the wind and sun in the trees. Was a great place to take two beginners for their first ever ice climbing experience!

    Given its proximity to the Acephale crag surely somebody has climbed it before (?), but I couldn't find any info on it and saw no obvious evidence of anything at or above the climb.

    Approach: 30 min hike from highway 1 up the excellent trail to the Acephale rock crag on Heart Mountain. You can't miss the falls if you're on the correct trail. Easy top rope access by following the trail hiker's left above the falls along a short and exposed rock step with chains. A tree anchor worked well for top roping - there appeared to be some good rock for a future bolted anchor too.
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