Thursday, February 07, 2008

Sleepy Hollow Access

Tried to drive up the 940 from Coleman yesterday to go climb Sleepy Hollow but the road was not plowed. Sleepy Hollow is a little gr2+ 30m that forms off of the road at the 24.5km mark of the 940 forestry trunk road as you head north towards the Gap, the climb is below the road and drains into Vicary Creek, watch for a small guard rail and ice on the road, below the guard rail is the ice climb. Tom Linch-Staunton first found it one day in 2003 0r 04 as he was heading home to his ranch on the HWY22 from a day of climbing in the Crowsnest pass. Tom tried to drive in from the gap side yesterday and got as far as the T intersection with the 940, he then 4x4'd until a Km from the climb and walked the rest. Tom reported that the climb was blue all the way to the creek and seemed a little extra steep this year, also when the culvert above the climb freezes, as it has this year, the water flows along the road and then down and over some cliffs1om to the left of Sleepy Hollow creating up to 6 different lines. if you are looking for an easy place to take a newbie ice climbing or you want a break from the avi hazzard go check it out.
Chris m


At 2/07/2008 11:41:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the post chris....

cheers scott

At 2/08/2008 12:07:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for the post. Two quick questions:

i) is the road usually plowed, or pretty rarely?

ii) is the climb pretty obvious to find? Is it right where the road seems to do a hairpin as it crosses Vicary Creek (on the map)?



At 2/11/2008 08:27:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know if the road is plowed on a regular basis, this was my first try to get out there this year and its been plowed in the past. As for its location, I believe it is a km north of the Vicary crossing. Keep an eye on the road signage and once you pass the 24km mark (heading north)watch the left hand side of the road for a guard rail. I think you can see a smashed up old car in the creek bed ( might be too much snow)
Chris m


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