Field has a couple of crags around town; the more well-known crag is located south of the town of Field with a two-minute approach from the car. The second is a close drive from town with a longer approach in but has an Ontario classic called Deep Woods Respect that rarely sees any traffic.
Paroi du Lac Clair: From Field, take Hwy 64 south for 2.2 km and then turn right onto Lac Clair Road. Follow for 2.8 km and then take a right onto Northshore Road, where you will find an opening to your right after 1.6 km. Park here and walk down the path for two minutes until you reach the top of the cliff. You can rap off of a tree or walk around either side to access the bottom. It’s a shorter cliff and all traditional climbing.
Crow's Nest: From Field, travel 5.5 km towards Sturgeon Falls on Hwy 64. You will see a small dirt road on your left that will end at an abandoned rail bridge which crosses the river and is now part of the snowmobile trail in the winter. Park the car on the side of this road and walk the trail across the bridge, continuing for another 800 m. You will pass an intersecting trail on your right. And another 200 m past this intersection and then you’ll head north into the bush. There isn’t an existing trail at this point but use the coordinates given and your phone/GPS to guide you to the crag. Route descriptions will be available on the site soon.
Paroi du Lac Clair - West Side Routes
1 Shoulder Jam | 5.6 | Trad
A bit of slab at the beginning to the bottom of a big roof. A committing 5.8 move on a 5.6, moving to the right out from under the roof to some big holds. Continue up and around to the left to the exiting moves. Good pro above the committing move.
2 5.10b | Trad
Crack with a few decent fist jams. Starts on the slab, well protectable, 15 ft of solid 10b climbing, great pro and fun climbing.
3 A-bomb | 5.9 | Trad
Great climb, loads of fun and great pro.
4 The Nose | 5.9 | Trad
Paroi du Lac Clair - Right Side Routes
5 Lay Back | 5.5 | Trad
Scrambly climb, easy, good pro. Can be wet at the bottom.
6 Cheminey | 5.8 | Trad
7 Pedaler Dans le Vide | 5.10c | Trad
Short but incredibly sweet chimney. Good pro and fun, fun, fun.
8 The Roof | 5.12 | Trad
FA Dave Smart