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the claimer

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

STEEP, LOOSE, ROCKY, SOME SMALL DROPS AT THE START OF THE TRAIL TOU CAN EITHER AIR IN OR DROP IN WITH ABOUT 6 DIFFERENT LINES AFTER ABOUT 15FT YOU HAVE TO MAKE A NINETY DEGREE TURN THAT IS PRETTY TOUGH WHEN WET OR EXTREMELY DRY.
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Latitude
49.55372551347579
Longitude
-114.1259765625
Trail Directions
HEAD UP TO THE NORDIC CENTRE, GO PAST WHEN YOU HIT THE GRAVEL{SPRAY LAKES}ROAD WATCH ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE FOR PULL OFF SPOTS JUST PAST THE AVALANCHE SIGN.
Trail Length
1.5KMS
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Canmore
   


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Review Date
October 1, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Excel ,  Downhiller

Summary:
"The Claimer" is now closed - the new trail is called ReClaimer. It still has a sketchy, steep drop-in at the top. The rest is swoopy, flowy singletrack. You can catch some air at a few points if you're screaming down, and there are some bermed corners on the bottom half of the trail. It's not incredibly hard, but it's a great place to introduce people to technical downhill mountain biking - and it's a blast to shred if you're a good rider.

Recommended Route:
Head up the road to Spray Lakes instead of going to the Canmore Nordic Center. Look for the sign on the left hand side of the road, 2/3 of the way up to Spray Lakes - it's facing the opposite direction to every other sign. There is a pullout on the right opposite the sign. Hop the road barrier, and head down. You can ride the road up, or get shuttled.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Riders of Rohan, Goat Creek Trail, Rundle Riverside, CNC.



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Review Date
August 8, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: hotkarl ,  Racer , from the mountains

Summary:
ahh... the claimer...
we can't forget the classics... I really think that the new cool is "angioplasty" up above the old pirate trails... (just go a little bit past the start of the pirate trail and then follow the old cut road up for about a couple hundred feet... it starts with a short singletrack climb up and to the right at the top of the hill and then it drops into a chute and goes back down to meet up with the pirate... its' a good pirate extension y'all...

Recommended Route:
just giver



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Review Date
August 20, 2002

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Draino , from Canmore

Summary:
-- don't know what you guys are writing about -- Across the berm/dam and over the fence at the top of whiteman's pass is another trail -- called "riders -- or riders of the rouen" -- it's not bad -- nothing epic -- but a fun loose rocky descent close to Canmore

Recommended Route:
THE CLAIMER WAS CLOSED by Ab environment in 2000 .

Other recommended trails in the same area:
"RIDERS" is the only nearby trail that hasn't been ruined by Ab Environment



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Review Date
July 31, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Da Creature , from New Brunswick

Summary:
The Claimer is a proving grounds for new riders... and a wake up call for crusty veterans who havent been on the bike in a while. I started my career in Canmore with a Stumpjumper hardtail, and this was the trail to beat. I remember going up there with my cohorts that summer. One by one you could watch your buddies get "claimed" by the drop in, which is close to the toughest part of the trail. I have seen guys who biked their whole lives get mangled at the start, cause they went too fast and tried to launch a big rock right at the corner... Anyway, it isnt that hard once you get it, and after a while you crave it to be dry and super fast. It does take some gettin used to though.

Recommended Route:
Down, fast

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Go up the spray lakes road to the crest, cross dam and climb fence, there is a trail there too.



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Review Date
November 4, 1999

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Johnny , from Calgary

Summary:
Before I rode this trail I had heard many crazy and zany things about it. "It's gnarly." "It's the toughest trail around." "It's where the underground freeriders ride." Now whether the people I heard this from had their heads up their (well you know), or whether they truly thought this was a "HARDCORE" chute is anyone's guess. The trail starts with a little drop down to some loose stuff, (yes the speed aspect is there, but it has little effect on the toughness of the trail) and doesn't get much harder from that point on. It ended up that the toughest part of the trail was the climb up to it on the gravel road. I think if it hadn't been so over publicized I might have appreciated the trail a little more, but when you're expecting Everest and you get Mt. Robson, it doesn't matter how tough Robson is, it still won't live up to your expectations. On the other hand, this is a decent trail for intermediate riders to get some skill handling speed on.

Recommended Route:
You can only go one way, DOWN.



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