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Dolomite, slopers and crimps.
Beauty dolomite near the Bugs. Near routes so high quality. Gets a ton of sun so wear a t-shirt!
Getting There: From Golden - You drive south on the Hwy 95 approx. 60 kms to the town of Spillimacheen you will turn right on the first road that you will see (Westside Road) that crosses the Columbia River. From Radium - Drive North on Hwy 95 approx 40 kms to the town of Spillimacheen and turn left on the first road across the river. If you hit cabins on right you have gone too far. Once you have headed on this road you will cross two bridges and a train track (all within 200m's) You drive 3.6kms straight on this road without turning off the main dirt track (you will run into a turn off left then another on your right closer to the crag) Once you have hit a hydro station and the Spillimacheen River (another bridge) you are going the right way. From here continue another 3.3kms uphill, crossing a cattleguard and you'll hit the first parking area on the right hand side (a big open area with an outhouse) This is Hueco Wall you just park and follow the main trail headed towards the huge cliff (full of Huecos) To get to Nathan's Wall you continue another 0.6km or so down the road till the next parking area (another outhouse and big fire pit) From there you head up the steep track towards the hidden cliff in the forest. They say there is a way to travel between the cliffs but the trails are mediocre at best, so I would just travel by road to access each crag. As far as the other crags go; to get to Black & Red Slabs you just have to continue on the trail right at the base of the Hueco Wall and you will reach Black Slab then followed by the Red Slab (self explantory) To get to Julian's Crag you just have to continue on the trail left at the base of Nathan's Wall, and to Kuba Wall the right trail at the base of Nathan's Wall.
Where to stay
Camping: There are few options around for lodging/camping. As far as camping goes there are a few cool spots. If you like waking up beside the crag your best option is to make use of the big open (free) camping areas in the parking lots of the crags, sometimes there tends to be some cows grazing early season, but it is all good. If you want to be creative there are quite a few lakes in the region to discover with beautiful camping areas, I recommend finding a book called FREE Camping In B.C it is awesome. But you are in an open camping area choose as you please and remember to leave no trace. As far as lodging goes there are magnificent, friendly cabins right off the Hwy in Spillimacheen with wonderful owners and reasonable prices (for log cabins in the rockies) called Steamboat Chalets. Starting at $60 in off season and $75 in the summer months. Or many options in or around Radium Hot Spings (tourist hot spot), ENJOY!
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