The David Thompson Climbing Association

The David Thompson Climbing Association formed in 2020 in an effort to coordinate efforts and funds to maximize the development in the David Thompson Corridor.

But the heritage for the DCTA goes back much farther than 2020. Many people will remember pulling into COE to grab a copy of the original photocopied guidebooks by pioneers such as Jay Mills, Mike Adolf, Todd Learn, or countless hours by the Frontier Lodge crew building trails and establishing areas, and many more pioneers blazed trails (or routes) for us all to enjoy today.

Our goal is to produce and maintain a high level of route quality, maintenance and beta. Events like the Corridor Clean-up will be organized annually as often as possible, with trail build days and socials on the calendar as well. Stay tuned to facebook for event details.

The DTCA is 100% volunteer driven and 100% of all proceeds are poured back into bolts, chains, rings and ultimately, routes and areas. We are grateful for every penny donated to GoFundMe, or purchase of a guidebook. It makes countless hours worthwhile.


area map

DTCA Board Members

Mike Adolf

Mike Adolf

Jordyn Hansen

Jordyn Hansen

Brian Olstad

Brian Olstad

Konstantin Stoletov

Konstantin Stoletov

Tim Taylor

Tim Taylor

Regional Tourism Information

  • Clearwater County
  • Frontier Lodge
  • Pursuit Adventures
  • Via Ferrata Canda
  • Western Canyoning Adventures

The 2024 Guidebook is OUT!
Buy it online, or ask for it at your local gear shop.

Cover of Guidebook Image

Our Retailers:

  •, online
  • The Beehive, Nordegg
  • BLOCS Climbing, Edmonton
  • Boulders Climbing, Edmonton
  • Gravity Gear, Jasper
  • Track N Trail, Edmonton
  • Trailhead Climbing and Fitness, Red Deer
  • Vertical Addiction, Canmore
  • * More to come!

The DTCA is 100% volunteer driven and 100% of all proceeds or donations are used for route maintanance and development in the David Thompson corridor.

Pick up Garbage

Leave No Trace!

Leave no trace means packing out what you packed in. This means toilet paper! 

Tip! Bring a ziplock for garbage, or burn or bury toilet paper!

Respect the land

Respect the Land!

Access in the David Thompson Corridor is unique in Alberta. Many places are special to the local Indigenous communities.

Tip! Reckless treatment of the land will ensure this ends.

Say Hi!

Respect Others!

Everyone is here for recreation. There is no need to wreck someones day by blowing stuff up or being a jerk face.

Tip! Smiling is contageous. Be a teacher  instead of a complainer.