Climbed all three routes. Got quite busy as the day went on. Glad we arrived early. His was severely cut out part way up from climbers making for a challenging climb. Quite an overhanging section to overcome. I'll have to come back and try to mixed routes another time.
Went with Brian for the first time one day when he got off work early and wanted some quick laps. Both His and Hers were in easy, beat out condition. Personally, I enjoyed the mixed routes (M6 I think) on both sides better than the pure ice lines.
Been there 3 times now, cannot be beat for its proximity to Calgary... recommended only during the week to avoid crowds. Lovely climbs to do in an afternoon for a short day or to just run laps as a workout. Many people have hit the deck on His and Hers, Hers is rated grade 3-4 but in fact it is usually in a stiff 4 condition with often bad ice and is often underestimated. His is the harder one, but they form differently.
His, WI 4-5, Hers, WI 3-4 and Grotto Falls, WI 2-3, make up the easy approach ice in Grotto Canyon. It took me over five years to get around to these climbs due to their popularity. In fact I have yet to climb the “Junkyards” directly behind my home for the same reason. But with a friend in town looking for her first WI experience, we headed back into Grotto Canyon.