This larger area begins around the corner from the Boilerplate Wall and finishes at The Anvil. The routes are spread out, and there are practice/training anchors too.
Metcalfe faces west, so it receives sun starting in the early afternoon. All routes are listed from climber’s right to left, or south to north. For most sport routes, ten quickdraws should be enough. Carry more for multi-pitch routes.
Metcalfe’s approach is so easy that it can be represented in 8-bits. From the parking lot, take the trail past a few information signs. Cross over a small bridge over a spring stream that may or may not be dry, depending on the season. Take a path to the left to the rock face – the South/Overhang wall. 5 minutes. All subsequent wall will be on the climber’s left from the South/Overhang wall.
From Toronto, head on the 401 west. Go north on Highway 410. Highway 410 becomes the smaller Highway 10. Highway 10 makes a left and joins with Highway 89 temporarily. Go north (right) on Dufferin Road 124, then west (left) on Grey County Road 4. Take County Road 2 north (right). Turn left onto Side Road 9, and make a slight left at Side Road 10 where the road becomes gravel. Continue until you see the Metcalfe Parking lot on your left. Approximately 2 hours.