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1. British Columbia 6,703 routes in Region

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Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 53.977922, -126.492853

1.1. Vancouver 313 routes in Region

Summary:
Bouldering, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.169131, -122.910453

1.1.1. Dennet Lake Bluffs 11 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and Top roping

Lat / Long: 49.328145, -122.693315

summary

a remote crag with some good practice trad routes and easy sport climbs

description

This crag is a fun crag that is very rarely climbed. Lots of moss but tons of easy climbs and a couple hard ones. Still needs tons of cleaning and a couple routes needs bolting.

approach

Park along the curb of Quarry Road and travel up the Munroe trail, about 6-8 minutes in will be an intersection. Take a right and follow the trail. The bluffs is about five minutes from there next to the trail.

1.1.2. Tower of Power 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.335074, -122.935992

summary

Short technical face climbs. Most routes need to be rappelled into, and some have hanging belays.

description

Watch for broken glass and drunken youngsters.

access issues

Climbing around Quarry rock viewpoint is on private land. Climbing here will jeopardize future climbing access.

approach

Access via Quarry Rock trail or via the Baden Powell Trail from Indian River Drive (recommended). The climbing area is above the viewpoint under one of the power towers.

ethic

Watch for idiots throwing things down the cliff, helmets are recommended.

1.1.3. Sully's Hangout 28 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.363038, -123.022033

summary

Super close to the City and you get a bit of a workout getting there

description

A series of sport routes tucked into the Woods. Shady location so great on a hot day but stays wet longer

access issues

ACCESS ALERT! Authorities representing the LSCR have decided not to permit rock climbing in the area. Nor will they be responsible for, or manage, the Sully’s Hangout climbing area which lies within its borders. However, at this time LSCR personnel will not specifically prevent persons from climbing within the LSCR. Any person who chooses to rock climb within the LSCR does so absolutely at their own risk. Keeping the Sully’s Hangout climbing area open to climbers will require that climbers obey LSCR rules at all times while present in the LSCR and that they respect without question the wishes of LSCR personnel and/or any signs posted regarding climbing in the LSCR or at the climbing area. If approached by park rangers, be friendly and polite. Stay on the trail and within the platform areas at the base of the crag. Always use “leave-no-trace” wilderness ethics. Leash your dog (or better yet leave it at home), pack out your trash, and keep the climbing area clean and tidy. This is all very important—we need to keep our impact to a minimum. Also, the area is still being developed. If there is a red tape on the first bolt, the route is a project and is off limits. Please don’t interfere with fixed ropes and gear. IMPORTANT! Note that the main gates at both major access points are CLOSED and LOCKED in the evening at clearly posted times. You MUST be out before the gates are locked or you will be shut in. Any attempt to tamper with or defeat the gates will result in a POLICE CALL. Either get out of the gated area before closing, or use an alternate, non-gated access point. Do not, for any reason whatsoever, attempt to circumvent the gate closure—you could get the crag permanently closed to climbing!

approach

Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver: 40 minutes

Lynn Loop is located in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver. To reach the start of the trail, take Highway #1 to the Lynn Valley Exit and follow Lynn Valley Road northbound. Continue past the shopping center and past the turnoff to Lynn Canyon Park. Where the road turns left, continue going straight along the narrow road to the last parking lot. If there is no parking here, backtrack about 500m to the overflow lot and walk back to the main parking lot.

From there you are going to hike in and turn to the right at the fork just after the bridge. A the next intersection, go left into the forest. You will hike uphill for about 15 min (?) The turn off is just before the sign to the Lynn Peak hiking route (about 10m). if you get to the sign or the turn off to the lower loop you have gone to far! There is a large rock cairn on the right on the trail that you take off the main loop trail. There is usually a small inuksuk on a rock beside the path. Once you start on this it is about another 10 min hike.

1.1.4. Greenwood Park 27 routes in Area

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 49.330038, -123.059017

summary

Old disused quarry

description

The main quarry area is fill of broken glass from abusing partying teenagers. There are some smaller walls around however away from the shades of glass and rubbish which are ideal for bouldering.

approach

Park near the top of East 22nd St, near Moody Ave. A track leads straight into the trees. The left hand of Moody Wall can be found at this entrance, subsequent other walls are only 70m downhill from Moody wall.

1.1.5. Crown Mountain 10 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine climbing, Trad climbing and Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 49.409731, -123.086642

description

Located behind Grouse Mountain, about 2 hours walk from the top of the gondola.

approach

From the gondola, walk towards Goat Mountain, turning left into Crown Pass just before Goat. Follow the trail into the pass, then turn right down Haynes Valley, walking down the scree for about 20 minutes until it is possible to move left (north) around the base of the large buttress. Follow the next scree slope straight up to the base of the ridge to get to the base of Widowmaker's Arete.

1.1.6. Capilano Canyon 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
Rock climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.347356, -123.115654

1.1.7. Cypress Mountain 69 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Bouldering

Lat / Long: 49.351355, -123.227711

description

A bouldering crag just a short walk from the Cypress Bowl road.

1.1.8. Cypress Falls Park 101 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Bouldering

Lat / Long: 49.355343, -123.238048

1.1.9. Cypress Falls 0 routes in Crag

1.1.10. Lighthouse Park 21 routes in Crag

Summary:
Top roping, Bouldering and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.337497, -123.266094

1.1.11. Copper Cove 31 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.379174, -123.277830

summary

Beaches, Cliffs, Otters and Sunsets.

description

Best sport climbing area in the city.

access issues

Belay stations are dependent on Tides, 4m+ and you must belay from the top (and accept a wet rope).

approach

Park on Marine Drive and walk down Copper Cove rd. to the beach, follow beach to the right till you hit the crag.

ethic

Houses are nearby and sound carries, please be respectful.

history

Originally developed by Robin Barley in 1997, cleaned by Salvador Olson in 2015.

1.1.12. Lynn valley Boulders 6 routes in Area

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 49.377108, -123.030840

description

A cluster of boulders in Lynn valley

1.1.13. The Edge 0 routes in Gym

description

1485 Welch Street North

Vancouver

British Columbia Canada

http://www.edgeclimbing.com/

call: (604) 984-9080

1.1.14. Project Climbing Centre Cloverdale 0 routes in Gym

description

17828 65A Ave

Surrey

British Columbia Canada

http://projectclimbing.ca/cloverdale/

call: +1 604-864-2917

1.1.15. The ROCK Wall Climbing Gym 0 routes in Gym

description

11455 201a St.

Maple Ridge

British Columbia V2X 0Y3 Canada

http://www.therockwall.com/

call: 604-460-0808

1.1.16. Climb Base5 0 routes in Gym

description

98 Brigantine Dr

Coquitlam

British Columbia V3K 6Z6 Canada

http://www.climbbase5.com

call: +1 604-526-2402

1.1.17. Coastal Climbing Centre (formerly Vertical Reality) 0 routes in Gym

description

202 - 7728 128 Street

Surrey

British Columbia V3W 1L3 Canada

http://coastalclimbing.ca

call: 604-594-0664

1.1.18. Cliffhanger Vancouver 0 routes in Gym

description

670 Industrial Avenue

Vancouver

British Columbia V6A 2P3 Canada

http://cliffhangerclimbing.com/

call: (604) 874-2400

1.1.19. The Hive Climbing 0 routes in Gym

description

520 Industrial Ave.

Vancouver

British Columbia V6A 2P3 Canada

https://hiveclimbing.com/index.html

call: 778.866.5554

1.1.20. The Hive North Shore 0 routes in Gym

1.1.21. The Hive PoCo 0 routes in Gym

history

Opened October 2020

1.1.22. The Hive Surrey 0 routes in Gym

1.2. Saltspring Island 36 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 48.801846, -123.516198

1.2.1. Mt. Maxwell Provincial Park 36 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 48.800472, -123.513212

1.3. Vancouver Island 939 routes in Region

Summary:
Rock climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.622664, -125.783408

summary

Vancouver Island (and not "Victoria Island") is home to loggers, hippies, trees, lakes, beaches, breweries... and a wide variety of climbing options in all styles and on many different types of rock.

description

Most crags on the Island are centred around the population centres of Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, and the Comox Valley. Strathcona Park offers excellent and uncrowded single-pitch cragging (at Crest Creek) and many alpine and ice routes. There is also climbing on some of the idyllic Gulf and Discovery Islands (Saltspring Island and Quadra Island) accessed by short ferry trips from Vancouver Island.

There is much more climbing here than the current (2017) info on thecrag currently suggests. You can find useful guidebooks for the southern Island, Nanaimo, Crest Creek, VI Alpine, and other areas at most outdoor retailers on the Island.

1.3.1. North Vancouver Island 15 routes in Region

Summary:
Rock climbing, Alpine climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 50.231764, -126.929764

1.3.2. South Vancouver Island 257 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Rock climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 48.531242, -123.906275

description

Victoria, the capital of BC, and the surrounding area south of the Malahat. Includes the Juan de Fuca Provincial Park Area.

1.3.3. Cowichan Valley Region 41 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad climbing, Bouldering and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 48.864360, -124.038978

1.3.4. Nanaimo and the Mid-Island 416 routes in Region

Summary:
Rock climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.245466, -124.368242

1.3.5. Pacific Rim and Alberni Valley 2 routes in Region

Summary:
All Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 49.099465, -125.323186

1.3.6. Comox Valley 105 routes in Region

Summary:
Rock climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.654907, -125.073926

1.3.7. Strathcona Park 103 routes in Region

Summary:
Top roping, Alpine climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.632767, -125.698931

description

The home of Vancouver Island alpine climbing/mountaineering. Many peaks with varying degrees of accessibility.

1.4. Quadra Island 22 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Rock climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 50.171475, -125.251185

description

Lots of climbing options for anyone climbing 5.7 - 5.11. Mostly sport climbing with a few trad and mixed lines.

You're going to want to track down the guidebook (latest edition 2017) available in many Vancouver Island outdoor shops and the Quadra Island bookshop.

history

Most development has happened in the 2010's.

1.4.1. Chinese Mountains 22 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Rock climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 50.143348, -125.262950

1.4.2. West Side 0 routes in Crag

1.4.3. Evening area 0 routes in Crag

1.4.4. Morte Lake 0 routes in Crag

1.4.5. Breton Island 0 routes in Crag

1.4.6. Upper Realm 0 routes in Crag

1.4.7. Eagle Crag 0 routes in Crag

1.5. Powell River 35 routes in Region

Summary:
Rock climbing, Alpine climbing and Aid climbing

Lat / Long: 50.017514, -124.436833

1.5.1. Higgyland 0 routes in Crag

1.5.2. Stillwater 22 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 49.762221, -124.301871

1.5.3. The Dark Pool 0 routes in Crag

1.5.4. The Lake Bluffs 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

1.5.5. The Eldred Valley 10 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine climbing, Aid climbing and Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 50.157019, -124.225012

1.6. Bute Inlet 0 routes in Region

1.7. Howe Sound 92 routes in Area

Summary:
Bouldering, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.473191, -123.321746

summary

Area along Sea to Sky Highway (99)

1.7.1. Comic Rocks 16 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.605319, -123.213412

1.7.2. The Lions 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 49.456504, -123.183465

1.7.3. Bowen Island 15 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport climbing, Rock climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.374392, -123.367947

summary

Island with numerous crags and lots of development potential

description

Take the ferry over from Horseshoe Bay, bring your bike to get around. Or kayak over.

access issues

There is no free parking around Horseshoe Bay. Buses do go there from downtown Vancouver or Park Royal

1.7.4. Tunnel point 9 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

1.7.5. Furry Creek 19 routes in Region

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 49.595424, -123.216930

1.7.6. Porteau Cove 32 routes in Crag

Summary:
Bouldering and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.540503, -123.242507

description

Bolted routes and some bouldering.

approach

Park at a pullout on the northbound lane 600m before the Porteau Cove exit (Just after the sign that says 600m to Porteau Cove). Look for a faint trail leading up the hill at the south side of the pullout.

1.8. Whistler Region 179 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Rock climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 50.096649, -123.071946

1.8.1. Calcheak 85 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Rock climbing and Bouldering

Lat / Long: 50.044033, -123.099577

1.8.2. Brio Boulder 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 50.110286, -122.962407

summary

Small boulder great for warm ups and grip strength training

description

A small boulder by the basket ball hoop in the Brio Staff Housing carpark. The placement of the boulder provides a nice overhang with some excellent jugs, pinching and crimping. This small boulder has a little bit of everything and could be used as a great training tool for anyone living in the area.

access issues

Car park is on private property. Parking here without a permit is discouraged by property owners and not advised.

approach

Just 1km from the whistler village this boulder is located at the end of 3100 Panorama Ridge next to the basketball hoop. Alternatively the boulder can be accessed via the valley trail by taking the Brio Staff Housing Exit. Either walk in or park in the carpark at the end of the street.

history

An old crag reclaimed by nature recently brought back to life. Has been cleaned this season however could use more work

1.8.3. Nordic 32 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Rock climbing and Top roping

Lat / Long: 50.103415, -122.978556

summary

Thin face climbing, excellent rock, pockets and monos, and sharp.

description

For a small crag, about 30 climbs there is quite a variety, cpl slab climbs, lots of great face climbing, lots of harder grades. A secret roof climb.

access issues

No issues really. Park on the side of the road before the cul-de-sac

approach

steep trail 5-10mins, two paths right one is the easiest.

where to stay

Whistler tons of places to stay. I suggest camping at Cheakumas lake.

ethic

Whats on the rock stays on the Rock. No chipping. Chalk up all you want. Bolt up if you know what your doing.

history

Thanks to Bob, Kieth and Brian and anyone else who helped build this crag. And whoever put the bolts on that roof crack you are a genius!!

1.8.4. Electric Edge 22 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and Top roping

Lat / Long: 50.226970, -122.873445

summary

3 crags just on the west side of the highway, halfway to Pemberton.

description

The main wall is sunny and open, the other two are shelterd.

access issues

Parking is limited! Downhill on the rough road there is space for 2-3 vehicles. Just off the highway 1-2 cars can park without blocking the lower road. There is also a small pullout on the east side of the highway.

approach

0 minutes

1.8.5. Showcase Spire 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

1.8.6. Creekside Boulder 28 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 50.095605, -122.987825

approach

If you are approaching Whistler from the south, turn right on london lane across from the Huskey gas station. Park in the day parking near the grocery store. Walk back to parking entrence you will see a small creek and Rob Boyd Way on the left. At the ski club cabin, pick up a faint trail just above the wheel chair ramp that leads to some rough stairs heading up into the trees to an abandoned cabin. Right at the cabin, a trail continues uphill for a short distance to the south corner of the boulder, that is some what hidden from view by the trees.

1.8.7. Tricouni Peak 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 50.014438, -123.242543

1.8.8. Clint Eastwood Crag 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.995424, -123.311225

1.8.9. Whistler-Blackomb Ice 2 routes in Unknown

Summary:
Sport climbing and Ice climbing

Lat / Long: 50.109468, -122.880749

description

Ice and Mixed

1.8.10. The Core Climbing & Fitness Centre 0 routes in Gym

description

4010 Whistler Way

Whistler

British Columbia V0N 1B4 Canada

http://whistlercore.com/pages/climbing-gym-rules

call: (604)905-7625

1.9. Pemberton 50 routes in Region

Summary:
Rock climbing, Ice climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 50.401220, -122.819371

1.9.1. Suicide Bluffs 28 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 50.281967, -122.849728

1.9.2. Green River Bastion 11 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 50.296902, -122.832371

summary

2 tiered wall. Big climbs with impressive views.

description

Rock reported as chossy, wear a helmet!

approach

Park in dirt lot by train tracks and you can see The Underworld wall above you.

1.9.3. Birken 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Ice climbing

description

Ice Climbing

1.9.4. Duffy Lake Road 9 routes in Unknown

Summary:
All Ice climbing

description

Ice Climbing

1.9.5. Lilooet & the Bridge River 1 route in Unknown

Summary:
All Ice climbing

description

Epic ice climbing

1.10. Abbotsford 25 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.157813, -122.278012

1.10.1. Davis Lake Crag 0 routes in Crag

1.10.2. Sumas Mountain Boulder 0 routes in Crag

1.10.3. Sumas Mountain Crag 10 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.101440, -122.203977

description

2 top rope anchors on most climbs, some bolts in the wall but lacking hangers in areas. Bring long slings to reach the cliff face as the top hangers are set pretty far back. Bring a brush up the wall with you and do your part to help keep the routes clean.

approach

After the rock quarry on upper sumas mountain road there is a dip in the road. Park on the pull out and the trail is to the west. About 5 min walk to the crag

1.10.4. Flashpoint 0 routes in Gym

1.10.5. Hatzic Prairie 15 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 49.203507, -122.262398

description

A crag with a variety of climbs that cover a large range of grades. Has some fun layback, slab, and crack routes.

approach

Once in Mission, continue east along highway 7 and take a left at Stave Lake St. Continue on Stave Lake St all the way. You will eventually reach the crag. Stave Lake St. turns into a couple of other roads along the way so be sure to turn back on to the Stave Lake st. when you can. About 12 minutes once you turn off onto Stave Lake St.

1.10.6. Project Climbing Centre 0 routes in Gym

description

34100 South Fraser Way

Abbotsford

British Columbia V2S 2C6 Canada

http://projectclimbing.ca/abbotsford/

call: (604) 864-2917

1.11. Chilliwack 31 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.071156, -121.689384

1.11.1. Mount Rexford 7 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad climbing and Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 49.034443, -121.532439

access issues

Nesakwatch FSR

approach

Mount Rexford trail, 3km 1000m elevation gain

1.11.2. Slesse Mountain 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 49.022865, -121.587822

1.11.3. Cheam Peak 0 routes in Crag

1.11.4. Slesse Creek 22 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.077096, -121.711064

description

Amazing limestone cliffs that stay dry during rain storms, and generally stay in the shade in themorning, and get afternoon sun. All routes are sport routes, and nothing is longer than 25m. Due to the nature of the rock, helmets are STRONGLY advised for belayers.

PDF Topo

approach

Follow signs to Chilliwack Lake. About 15 mins up the Chilliwack Lake Road there will be a large pullout on the left side of a road just prior to crossing Slesse Creek on a bridge. Park here, walk across the road to the forest and you will see the cliff right away.

ethic

This area is still seeing alot of development. If a route has a rope fixed on it, its NOT ready to climb, please leave the fixed ropes in place, they are very difficult to get into place.

1.11.5. Chipmunk Creek Wall 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.111897, -121.644540

approach

Good luck! Helmets are useful on the trail. Park at the corner by Chipmunk creek and follow the old road until it ends, then hang a right. At the time of development, there were fixed hand lines leading to the base. Amazing topping out on a 50m sport route, on a summer evening, with what feels like infinite exposure above the shaded valley below!

1.11.6. Power House Hill 0 routes in Crag

1.11.7. Shuksan Crag 0 routes in Crag

1.12. Harrison Hot Springs 90 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.299060, -121.856204

1.12.1. Harrison Bluffs 49 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.281367, -121.787916

summary

Mostly Slab. There is some crack climbing as well. There is a rope that can be used to get to the top of most routes beside "Kids and Old Guys"

description

There is no guidebook for this area yet, however there is a strong climbing community present bolting, setting routes and maintaining access routes. For more information contact members of the Harrison Bluffs Climbers facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/165864703438429/

Treat all grades with suspicion, older climbs may be sandbagged

approach

Carpark is about 3 minutes from all the most popular climbs. Park in front (but not blocking) of a yellow gate immediately north of the golf course. Follow the road, over two small bridges to the second powerline tower on the right. The path to the main crag is on the other side. Kids and Old guys will be the first route you see.

1.12.2. Elbow Lake 27 routes in Crag

Summary:
Bouldering, Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.280885, -121.961357

summary

This is a set of steep granite bluffs located above Elbow Lake on the Chehalis Forest Service Road. There is also a boulderfield below with some impressive and scary highball problems.

approach

Turn off Highway 7 at Sasquatch Inn, turn left onto Chehalis FSR (gravel), drive for 4km to north end of lake. Park at boulderfield. Climbs visible above

ethic

This area is within the Elbow lake Community Watershed. Access is permitted but please manage human and animal waste appropriately. Don't crap at the crag, and bag and remove (carry out) your dog's turds

1.12.3. Zunga Wall 0 routes in Crag

1.12.4. Hot Springs Boulders 0 routes in Crag

1.12.5. Chehalis River Gorge 9 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 49.300334, -121.936580

1.12.6. Roadside Attraction 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 49.274015, -121.951637

1.13. Hope 25 routes in Region

Summary:
Bouldering, Trad climbing and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.353152, -121.526703

1.13.1. Nicolum Knob 12 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad climbing and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.370495, -121.352683

1.13.2. Lake of the Woods Bouldering 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 49.410421, -121.447432

1.13.3. Cobbles Bouldering 0 routes in Crag

1.13.4. Orange Pipeline Crags 0 routes in Crag

1.13.5. Hunter Creek Bouldering 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 49.352994, -121.573321

1.13.6. Tower of Power boulders 0 routes in Crag

1.13.7. The Grid 5 routes in Boulder

Summary:
All Bouldering

description

Large granite boulders scattered throughout a forest.

approach

5 min walk from the parking area.

history

New crag, about 5 years of development.

1.13.8. Hope Slide 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Bouldering

1.14. Silver Lake 0 routes in Crag

1.14.1. Alpine Zone 0 routes in Area

1.14.2. Shinobi Gardens 0 routes in Area

1.14.3. Wave Boulders 0 routes in Area

1.14.4. Solar Caves 0 routes in Area

1.14.5. The Silver Boulder 0 routes in Area

1.14.6. The Shire 0 routes in Area

1.14.7. Black Tongue Boulder 0 routes in Area

1.15. The Old Settler 0 routes in Crag

1.16. Box Canyon 0 routes in Crag

1.17. Andersen River Valley Peaks 1 route in Unknown

Summary:
All Trad climbing

description

From the Alexandria Bridge head east up logging roads for 25 km

1.17.1. Les Cornes 1 route in Unknown

Summary:

description

The peak with springbok arête

1.17.2. Ibex 0 routes in Unknown

1.17.3. Chamois 0 routes in Unknown

1.17.4. Steinbock 0 routes in Unknown

1.18. Yak Peak 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad climbing and Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 49.603694, -121.100726

1.19. Thompson-Nicola 34 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Rock climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 51.181125, -120.585692

1.19.1. Marble Canyon 14 routes in Crag

Summary:
Rock climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 50.851204, -121.705354

1.19.2. Roche Lake 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 50.496448, -120.195624

summary

A small sport climbing crag with a high percentage of quality routes.

description

The 25-30m tall wall of blocky gneiss is a popular crag with around 30 routes at a decent range of grades (5.8 to 5.13a) The wall tends to have a lot of ledge features which makes lead climbing on the easier routes potentially dangerous if climbing at your max. Thankfully half of the rock is overhung making the climbing at 5.11 and up very 'sporty'.

access issues

The crag is on Crown land with active ranch and forestry tenures; watch out for live-stock and heed all signs.

approach

Located just outside of Roche Lake Provincial Park, 35-50 minutes south of Kamloops on 2/3rds highway and 1/3rd gravel road with some rough sections depending on the season.

where to stay

Camping sites are located nearby at Roche Lake Provincial Park

1.19.3. The Beach 10 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 50.752834, -120.725781

summary

A crag with a few classic climbs, easy access and fantastic views.

description

"The Beach" has several excellent sport routes of easy to moderate difficulty, on a beautiful rocky bench 300 metres above Kamloops lake. While the climbing is somewhat limited, this crag is a popular destination for locals looking for nicely bolted 5.10's. There are approximately 30 routes throughout this area.

The wall faces north-east and is shielded from the wind on most days. This aspect also gives reprieve from the sun in the afternoon, making this an excellent place to climb on hot days in the shoulder seasons. However in the spring and summer storms that can quickly sneak on you from the south-west. The area is primarily dry interior grass land with some Saskatoon bushes, Ponderosa pine, and Douglas fir trees.

The climbing here is mostly on vertical to slabby rock with incut crimpers and slopey jugs. The rock is a highly variable type of compact basalt that is often of suspect quality; rock fall is possible even on popular routes, and trustworthy gear placements are few and far between. Thousands of years of sand blasting from high winds has given a lot of the rock here a polished exterior, making for challenging foot work.

Caution should be given to the relatively high potential for natural and human created rockfall. The area above the crag is a popular look-out point for motorist who have been known to unwittingly throw things off the cliff, not realizing that people are below. For this reason it is highly recommended that you wear a helmet at all times when at this crag. Black bears and rattle snakes are sometimes spotted at The Beach.

For route details and topos, see the free online guide at http://www.climbkamloops.ca

access issues

The crag is located within the Six Mile Hill Protected Area that is managed by BC Parks. The dry grass landscape and high winds make this a dangerous place to have camp fires; as well the official park policy does not permit fires or camping. Plenty of parking and washrooms are found at the Six Mile Hill Viewpoint which make access to this crag very easy.

approach

Park at the viewpoint, head towards the washrooms and interpretive signs, and here you'll see a spot to pass through the gate. Follow the well defined trail that heads to the north (left), up the hill, continuing for awhile until it descends steeply and wraps around the front side where you'll find the climbing wall.

where to stay

Camping is not permitted in the Six Mile Hill Protected Area. Several forest-service sites and provincial parks within 30km offer camping. A backcountry road map book is helpful for finding these campsites. Alternatively Kamloops is only 30 km to the east and offers most amenities.

1.19.4. The Hen House 0 routes in Crag

1.19.5. Battle Boulders 0 routes in Crag

1.19.6. Cliffside Climbing Gym 0 routes in Gym

description

954B Laval Crescent

Kamloops

British Columbia V2C5P5 Canada

http://www.cliffsideclimbing.com

call: 250-372-0645

1.19.7. Helmcken Falls 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Ice climbing

Lat / Long: 51.954671, -120.178139

description

Helmcken Falls is a 141 m (463 ft) waterfall on the Murtle River within Wells Gray Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada. The protection of Helmcken Falls was one of the reasons for the creation of Wells Gray Provincial Park in 1939.

Helmcken Falls is the fourth highest waterfall in Canada, measured by total straight drop without a break. Higher Canadian waterfalls are Hunlen Falls in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park, and Della Falls in Strathcona Provincial Park, all in British Columbia.

Source Wikipedia

1.20. Esler Bluffs 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 52.105944, -122.249196

1.21. Vernon 67 routes in Area

Summary:
Bouldering, Trad climbing and Aid climbing

Lat / Long: 50.308829, -119.001237

1.21.1. Ellison Provincial Park 39 routes in Area

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 50.177136, -119.440111

1.21.2. Cougar Canyon 14 routes in Area

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 50.151893, -119.320473

1.21.3. Aberdeen Columns 14 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad climbing and Aid climbing

Lat / Long: 50.144214, -119.027325

description

Basalt columns about 25km from Vernon via forest roads. To 20m high. There is a free online guide and PDF, search Aberdeen columns. http://climbkamloops.ca/topos/Aberdeen_Guidebook_2012.pdf

1.22. Kelowna 171 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Bouldering and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.923287, -119.545723

1.22.1. Boulderfield 46 routes in Crag

Summary:
Bouldering, Sport climbing and Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 49.762115, -119.427211

summary

Close to Kelowna (less than 30minute drive, if you know where you're going). Good mix of sport & bouldering

description

138 sports routes, but increasingly a bouldering destination with 1800 yet established problems. Fine grained gneiss. At 1300m asl so nice and cool. Drive follows part of Kettle Valley rail line.

Printed guidebook available on mec.ca

access issues

Boulders and walls signposted. Ken McLanes guide for the area is a bit out of date. There is a Kelowna rock guidebook

approach

Drive to parking lot from Gillard Forestry road. From junction of lakeshore drive and chute rd it is 8.8 km to parking area.

where to stay

In Ktown or camp in parking lot ( dusty)

1.22.2. Lonely Crag 28 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.781658, -119.514542

1.22.3. Cedar Park 52 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.777627, -119.531431

1.22.4. KLO Creek 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.821987, -119.365681

summary

Short hike leading to overhanging and/or juggy climbing of moderately high grades (5.10~5.12)

description

Fun, powerful climbing on positive holds. Very different from what you'd find at other areas in Kelowna.

access issues

Private land owned by Myra Bellevue Adventure Park. The man is a good sport, and open to people climbing -- until people start being dumb and getting hurt. Newly developed -- wear a helmet.

1.22.5. Mount Boucherie 26 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.831897, -119.586864

description

Unique conglomerate rock close to town with easy access.

approach

Park at Utility Building off of Boucherie Road in West Kelowna. Head up and around utility building to base of Rad Wall. Easy 1 minute hike from parking.

1.22.6. Pebble Beach 8 routes in Field

Summary:
All Bouldering

1.22.7. Christie Falls 9 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 50.123636, -119.627272

1.22.8. Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym 0 routes in Gym

description

5 - 685 Finns Road

Kelowna

British Columbia Canada

http://www.beyondthecrux.info/

call: 259-860-7325

1.22.9. Gneiss Climbing 0 routes in Gym

description

430 Banks Rd

Kelowna

British Columbia Canada

http://www.gneissclimbing.com/

call: 2506811979

1.22.10. Elison Provincial Park 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Deep water soloing

Lat / Long: 50.176153, -119.434067

1.23. Revelstoke 101 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 51.056328, -118.363580

1.23.1. Drive In 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 50.864635, -118.096734

1.23.2. Begbie Bluffs 26 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing and Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 50.935499, -118.202887

1.23.3. Shaketown 22 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 50.902661, -118.166195

summary

Steep fun short routes on excellent rock, feels like an outdoor climbing gym.

approach

Five minutes

1.23.4. Waterworld 13 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 51.098649, -118.180577

1.23.5. Mulvehill Canyon 0 routes in Crag

summary

One of Revelstoke's most accessable crags. Moderatly graded climbing, and nice and cool all through summer.

This shady canyon holds a number of North facing cliffs situated above a roaring river.

description

A number of outcrops featuring broken faces and arets are situated on the southern side of Mulvehill Canyon.

access issues

This area shares the small parking area on the southern side of the Mulvehill Canyon Bridge with Echo Bay. As a courtesy to other users of this area, please try to park close to other vehicles during weekends and other peak periods.

Due to the location of the crag halfway up a steep canyon, there is very limited room for walking around. Steep drops present a hazard for those travelling to and from the crag. This crag is not advisable for dogs.

approach

A trail leading down from the eastern end of the parking area takes you to below the southern end of the Mulvehill Canyon bridge. Follow the signage for Mulvehill canyon to the left and under the bridge.

Be aware the the path has been built up across the canyon. Snow melt in spring or after heavy rain could result in washouts along the track.

1.23.6. Echo Bay 14 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 50.849369, -118.114805

1.23.7. Blanket Canyon 3 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 50.832256, -118.093144

description

The blanket canyon is an impressive deep canyon of Blanket creek. Steep climbing, good for hot summer days. Somewhat loose rock, please wear a helmet.

1.23.8. Blanket Creek Buttress 10 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 50.831385, -118.093979

description

Nice climbing on a buttress beside a river. Park before you cross the Blanket Creek bridge, coming from Revelstoke, croos the bridge and follow the trail leaving from the West side of the road.

approach

Approach from the South East side of the Bridge. The trail climbs from the road, past a power pole, and then down a steep embankment. You'll know you're on the right path when you get to the safety ropes. Head upstream at bottom of descent

where to stay

Blanket creek campground is over the road

1.23.9. Syphon Creek 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 50.733922, -119.358755

description

A mixture of short trad and sport on granite.

approach

The crag is accessible via a maintained trail to Syphon Falls (approximately 15 minutes from the parking lot).

1.23.10. Mount MacDonald 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 51.307151, -117.468935

1.23.11. Haines Creek 3 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 50.557083, -119.332468

summary

A fun mix of sport and trad climbing.

description

Assortment of trad and sport climbing just south of Salmon Arm.

1.24. Bugaboos 61 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 50.808635, -116.777087

1.24.1. Bugaboo Spire 2 routes in Area

Summary:
All Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 50.744804, -116.788067

1.24.2. Howser Spire Massif 22 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 50.729768, -116.814754

description

Howser Spire, or Howser Spire Massif, is a group of three distinct granite peaks, and the highest mountain of the Canadian Bugaboo Spires. The mountain is located at the southwest corner of the Vowell Glacier, within the Bugaboo mountain range in the Purcell Mountains, a subrange of British Columbia's Columbia Mountains, The highest of the three spires is the North Tower at 3,412 m (11,194 ft), the Central Tower the lowest, and the South Tower is slightly lower than the North at 3,292 m (10,801 ft). Under the spire

Howser Spire is named after the town of Howser on Duncan Lake and Howser Creek.

The Beckey-Chouinard/West Buttress route is recognized in the historic climbing text Fifty Classic Climbs of North America and considered a classic around the world.

Source Wikipedia

history

The first ascent of the North Tower was made in August 1916 by Conrad Kain, Albert MacCarthy, E. MacCarthy, J. Vincent and Henry Frind.

1.24.3. Snowpatch Spire 10 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad climbing, Alpine climbing and Aid climbing

Lat / Long: 50.736758, -116.781802

description

1.24.4. Pigeon Spire 2 routes in Area

Summary:
All Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 50.730506, -116.792622

1.24.5. Crescent Spire 4 routes in Area

Summary:
Alpine climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 50.750032, -116.776051

1.24.6. Eastern Spires 10 routes in Area

Summary:
Rock climbing, Aid climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 50.744833, -116.766272

1.24.7. Northpost Spire 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 50.768618, -116.767726

1.24.8. Hound's Tooth 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 50.724721, -116.774506

1.24.9. Marmolata 2 routes in Area

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 50.721296, -116.782231

1.24.10. Pigeon Feathers 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Rock climbing

1.24.11. Crescent Towers 2 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad climbing and Alpine climbing

1.24.12. Flat Top 0 routes in Area

1.24.13. Thimble 0 routes in Area

1.24.14. Howser Peak 0 routes in Area

1.24.15. Rock Ridge 0 routes in Area

1.24.16. Anniversary Peak 0 routes in Area

1.24.17. Brenta Spire 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 50.761287, -116.773525

1.24.18. Lost Feather Pinnacle 3 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Trad climbing and Alpine climbing

1.25. Golden 28 routes in Region

Summary:
Ice climbing, Rock climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 51.407809, -116.889211

1.25.1. Mount 7 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

1.25.2. Kicking Horse Canyon 10 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Ice climbing

Lat / Long: 51.260800, -116.740199

description

Before the Trans-Canada highway reaches Golden (when heading West) it cuts through a deep canyon named after the Kicking Horse river. There are a number of classic moderate ice climbs in the area.

1.25.3. Takakkaw Falls 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
Rock climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 51.504620, -116.464792

1.25.4. Mount Dennis 10 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Ice climbing

Lat / Long: 51.375640, -116.480811

1.25.5. Dogtooth Climbing Gym 0 routes in Gym

description

102 - 806 9th Street North

Golden

British Columbia V0A 1H2 Canada

http://www.dogtoothgym.com/

call: (250) 344 6444

1.25.6. Lake O'Hara 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 51.359894, -116.331662

summary

Classic routes on Wiwaxy Peak

description

Lake with several climbing areas in Yoho National Park

access issues

National Park pass required. Access via Lake O'Hara shuttle bus.

1.25.7. Mount Stephen 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 51.392543, -116.436413

description

Mount Stephen, 3,199 m (10,495 ft), is a mountain located in the Kicking Horse River Valley of Yoho National Park, ½ km east of Field, British Columbia, Canada. The mountain is mainly composed of shales and dolomites from the Cambrian Period, some 550 million years ago. The Stephen Formation, a stratigraphical unit of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin was first described at the mountain and was named for it. Stephen has a subpeak known as Stephen SE1, at the end of a 1 km ridge, 132⁰ from the main peak, visible from Lake O'Hara.

The main route (a scramble) ascends slopes on the southwest face but requires much route finding and the final section of 125 m (410 ft) to the top is rated difficult. A cornice on the summit may prevent parties from reaching the top so if in doubt of conditions, attempts should wait until August. The route also passes through a fossil bed and thus requires a special park permit to be in the area. The elevation gain is 1,920 m (6,299 ft).

For rock climbers, a route on the north ridge is rated III 5.7 with generally good rock formations composed mainly of quartzite.

Source Wikipedia

history

The mountain was named in 1886 for George Stephen, the first president of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

The first ascent was made on September 9, 1887 by James. J. McArthur and his assistant T. Riley

1.26. Mount Fay 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 51.297703, -116.162893

description

Mount Fay is a mountain located on the border of Alberta and British Columbia on the Continental Divide in the Canadian Rockies. The mountain forms part of the backdrop to Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks of Banff National Park. It was named in 1902 by Charles E. Fay, an early explorer of the Canadian Rockies.

1.27. Stanley Parkway 27 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Ice climbing

Lat / Long: 51.193882, -116.118980

1.27.1. Haffner Creek 26 routes in Area

Summary:

Lat / Long: 51.173063, -116.103874

1.27.2. Marble Canyon 1 route in Area

Summary:

Lat / Long: 51.194749, -116.133555

1.28. Skaha 654 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.445277, -119.564300

1.28.1. The Fortress 80 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.435511, -119.568354

description

Nice sector with lots of routes, mainly 5.10 and up.

approach

Follow the signs from the parking lot. Less than 10 min comfortable walk. This is the first sector on your left.

1.28.2. The Turret 10 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.436441, -119.568375

1.28.3. Nacho Wall 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.437156, -119.567974

1.28.4. Another Buttress 17 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad climbing and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.437889, -119.567163

description

A large crag just before the steps going to Red Tail. Has a mix of Trad and Sport all of relatively low level. Good for beginners.

approach

Head from the parking lot towards the fortress. After arriving at 'The Fortress', continue straight and turn right at the first fork. The crag is just before the steps up to 'Red Tail Lower'

1.28.5. Red Tail South 11 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad climbing and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.438024, -119.567343

1.28.6. Red Tail Lower 21 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.439158, -119.567073

description

A large crag with plenty of easy routes not too far just past 'The Fortress'. 5.6-5.10b range make it a popular spot for beginners.

approach

From the parking lot, head towards 'The Fortress'. After arriving in front of it, continue on and head right at the first fork you come up to. After a bit of walking, There will be a sign with Red Tail on it pointing up some steps. At the top of these steps is the far left side of Lower Red Tail Wall. "What's Left" will be right in front of you. About a 7 minute walk.

1.28.7. Red Tail Upper 21 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.439161, -119.567073

approach

You can Reach the Upper Red Tail by climbing something on the Lower Red Tail Wall to the top or by going left up the small ridge near 'Hiking with Howie' about 30m and then switch back further up and to the right. It can also be accessed from the bathroom side of the wall.

1.28.8. Tsunami Wall 8 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.442521, -119.566220

approach

Easiest way is to take the trail Past Red Tail towards Doctor's Wall and then just before Doctor's Wall will be a sign pointing right towards Great White. Take that path and the climbs will be on the path down into the valley before going back up.

1.28.9. East Portal 10 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad climbing and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.443031, -119.565416

1.28.10. Doctors Wall 36 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.443475, -119.566035

1.28.11. Grandstand Boulder 13 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.443572, -119.565831

approach

Upon reaching Doctors wall, The Grandstand Boulder will be the massive boulder impacting the path further into the valley. It has routes on three sides of the boulder.

1.28.12. Fern Gully Wall 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.443483, -119.565730

approach

Upon reaching the Doctor's Wall, there will be a skinny gully that allows you further into the valley. This wall is a small section of routes on the west facing wall in the gully.

1.28.13. Blipvert Tower 11 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.443589, -119.565448

1.28.14. Tippling Tower 9 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.443783, -119.565468

1.28.15. The Top Tier 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.445067, -119.566062

1.28.16. Maternal Wall 20 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.445362, -119.564265

1.28.17. Screeching Wall 30 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 49.445593, -119.565037

description

Mostly Everything to the right of Watching Bananas Bend is 35m. Be sure to prepare for this.

approach

Continue along the trail past Blipvert Wall. The next wide open wall on the left will be the Screeching wall.

1.28.18. Chatsworth Edge 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
Rock climbing, Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.449400, -119.563452

1.28.19. Terry's Face 5 routes in Unknown

Summary:
All Sport climbing

description

The higher, south-facing wall of Foreplay. Across from Reilly's Rock.

1.28.20. Reilly Rock 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

description

Slabby, orange wall near Foreplay Area

approach

Approach as for Foreplay. Across from Terry's Face

1.28.21. Kids' Cliff 12 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing and Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 49.452499, -119.561608

1.28.22. White Slab 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

description

Lone whiteish slab with a top 100 5.6 route on it.

approach

Between the Fortress and Peach Buttress

1.28.23. Peach Buttress 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.435596, -119.566108

1.28.24. The Wave 11 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.438947, -119.565360

1.28.25. Elusive Edge 13 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Rock climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.438894, -119.564044

1.28.26. Blazing Buttress 2 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport climbing

description

A collection of routes along the approach trail to the Great White Wall.

approach

Just up the trail from Elusive Edge

1.28.27. Great White Wall 26 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Rock climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.441921, -119.561726

1.28.28. Go Anywhere 16 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.443108, -119.562911

description

A very fun crag with plenty of easy climbs for beginners. Just past the peach buttress right beside an outhouse.

1.28.29. Ochre Wall 12 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 49.444519, -119.562019

1.28.30. Little White Wall 12 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 49.445813, -119.562650

1.28.31. Off White 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 49.448429, -119.561538

1.28.32. Cave Hill Slab 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
Rock climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.449088, -119.560170

1.28.33. Daycare Quickies 8 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.436130, -119.564096

description

A quick set of easy climbs just to the left of Daycare

1.28.34. The Daycare 11 routes in Area

Summary:
Top roping, Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.436072, -119.563478

summary

Great climbs for teaching and families

description

Nice top rope area with low slope rock, great holds and climbs for kids

access issues

Keep in mind you are on private property so pack it in, pack it out

approach

When you reach the top of the stairs take a right and go around Whitewash wall, climb up to the next bench, go north 100m and you will run into The Daycare

where to stay

The city of Penticton is just down the hill from the Skaha Bluffs parking lot with lots of campgrounds and hotels to choice from

1.28.35. Diamondback 28 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 49.436886, -119.561887

1.28.36. Raven's Castle 9 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.439354, -119.562019

1.28.37. Rattlesnake Ledge 5 routes in Area

Summary:
Rock climbing and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.441306, -119.561534

1.28.38. Grassy Glades 11 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.441264, -119.560859

1.28.39. Garden of Eden 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.441746, -119.560547

1.28.40. China Grove 14 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 49.441843, -119.560840

1.28.41. Easter Island 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 49.442426, -119.560148

1.28.42. Raspberry Mourning Wall 10 routes in Area

Summary:
Rock climbing and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.443688, -119.559741

description

A long and low east-facing crag

approach

Take a right at the top of the stairs and follow the loop trail

1.28.43. The Euphorium 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 49.444913, -119.558218

1.28.44. Morning Glory 22 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 49.445910, -119.557534

1.28.45. Frog Hollow 1 route in Unknown

Summary:
All Sport climbing

description

A slab with two runout 5.9 climbs above Claim-It-All and Far Side.

1.28.46. Claim It All 24 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.448653, -119.555661

1.28.47. Jug Haul Wall 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 49.449726, -119.554958

1.28.48. The Terraces 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.441382, -119.559430

1.28.49. Tottering Pillar 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.441883, -119.559109

1.28.50. The Belfry 18 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.441253, -119.559010

1.28.51. Werbworld 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.440354, -119.559741

summary

A steep buttress about 18m high, covered in good holds. Fun climbing. Faces SE and catches the morning sun. Go past Raven’s Castle and up the hill as for Grand Canyon. Near the top of the hill, follow a trail to the left toward a steep wall. Routes are described left to right.

description

1.28.52. Shady Lane 15 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

description

Down the road from the lower car park at a bend, cross the creek onto a firetrail and then follow a track into a gully. Shady Hollow is on the left, and shady lane on the right. Gets afternoon shade

approach

10 min max

1.28.53. Shady Hollow 8 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport climbing

description

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1.29. Skaha Bouldering 1 route in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

description

Under construction

approach

Okanagan Valley

1.29.1. BOB 1 route in Field

Summary:

description

A series of boulders in the vicinity of BOB boulder.

1.30. East Kootenays 240 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 50.155514, -115.510752

1.30.1. Spillimacheen 92 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 50.906393, -116.434853

summary

Dolomite, slopers and crimps.

description

Beauty dolomite near the Bugs. Near routes so high quality. Gets a ton of sun so wear a t-shirt!

access issues

approach

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 (Westside Road). 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 cattle-guard and you'll hit the first parking area on the right hand side (a big open area with an outhouse) (50.90149, -116.43453). 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 (50.90428, -116.44003) (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!

ethic

Pack in then pack it out.

history

Forestry sector

1.30.2. St Mary's 33 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.618688, -116.175370

1.30.3. Perry Creek 45 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.528354, -115.937813

summary

Awesome, steep, polished and solid rock!

1.30.4. Lake Lakit 64 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.706550, -115.649173

where to stay

There is a recreation campground site located at the lake. An outhouse is located at the campground.

history

A local guide book contains information on the climbs in the crag. 'East Kootenay Climbing' can be found at climbing shops in Fernie, Kimberley, and Cranbrooke.

1.30.5. Fernie 4 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport climbing, Aid climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.478006, -115.060136

summary

Climbs around Fernie

1.30.6. Canal Flats 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Ice climbing

Lat / Long: 50.233813, -115.722025

description

Ice climbs in the Canal Flats area.

1.30.7. Doctor Creek 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 50.040499, -116.203580

summary

At the headwaters of Doctor Creek, is a small sub-alpine basin containing several granite crags.

description

Some spectacular mixed (mostly bolted) multi-pitch climbs on granite. Some limited single pitch sport climbs.

access issues

You will need a quad to get in on the rugged approach road, or be prepared to hike 10km. A free-to-use cabin at a beautiful recreation site with lots of firewood will be your reward.

approach

All info can be found here: http://fivetenelectric.com/fun/climbing/

where to stay

Free cabin at recreation site.

1.30.8. Spirit Rock Climbing Center 0 routes in Gym

description

110 Deer Park Avenue

Kimberley

British Columbia Canada

http://spiritrockclimbing.com

call: (250) 427-7200

1.31. West Kootenays 729 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.579877, -117.474261

description

This area includes climbs in the whole West Kootenays, including: Nelson, Castlegar, Slocan Valley, Woodbury, Valhalla Provincial Park, and the surrounding areas.

The most common guidebook for the area is West Kooteney Rock Guide by Aaron Kristiansen and Vince Hempsall, which is available at many retailers in the area such as: Valhalla Pure, Powderhound, ROAM, Snowpack, Castlegar Chamber of Commerce, Nelson Chamber of Commerce, and MEC (instore or online). There have been updates since the original publishing which are available at http://www.wonowmedia.com/category/rock-guide-updates/

Guidebook for bouldering is West Kootenay Bouldering by Allen Rollin. Also available at local retailers such as Valhalla Pure. Updates are available at https://westkootenaybouldering.ca/

where to stay

Nelson is the biggest town in the area and is likely your best bet for central accommodations. Camping is also available throughout the region.

ethic

Be mindful of wildlife, especially in more remote areas.

1.31.1. Nelson 205 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.403446, -117.235443

1.31.2. Castlegar 312 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.322009, -117.711195

1.31.3. Valhalla Provincial Park 10 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad climbing, Alpine climbing and Ice climbing

Lat / Long: 49.878043, -117.567170

description

High alpine peaks of Valhalla Provincial Park.

access issues

Area is in a provincial park, but access is via a logging road. High clearance vehicle recommended, give way to logging trucks. Radio up and down if possible.

approach

Drive: From Slocan, take Gravel Pit Road west until it turns into Little Slocan FSR. At 2.6 km from the start of Little Slocan Rd stay right. At 3.8 km stay right again. At 12 km turn right again onto Bannock Burns FSR and stay right for the next couple quick turns. At 17 km stay right again, this is where the road gets rough, vehicle with good clearance recommended. At 24.5 km turn left, the parking area is at the dead end ahead (49.73581, -117.64468). Follow blue BC Parks road signs.

Hike from Parking: ~2hrs. The trail from the parking area to the base camp is about 3.4 km (cross the river at the bridge). You will end up at a small base camp area (49.760078, -117.649185). Gear up here and leave any food and packs in the food cash to keep from from the goats and marmots.

where to stay

You can camp at the small base camp area at the base of Gimli (49.760078, -117.649185).

1.31.4. Slocan Valley 153 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.694483, -117.610174

1.31.5. Woodbury 27 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 49.803683, -116.918021

description

East facing crag above woodbury with great views of mountains, especially Mt Loki across the lake. Mostly sports routes up to 3 pitches in length

access issues

The access road is a rough logging road, it can be done, but is slow going if you have low clearance.

approach

From Nelson take Hwy 31 towards Kaslo, about 2km north of Woodbury Resort take the access road on the West side of the road (49.80850, -116.90314), signs for Kokannee Park. Follow this winding dirt road up for about 5km, stay right at 1.3km up the road (49.79846, -116.90187), right at 2km (49.79831, -116.90581), then left at 3km (:parking;, 49.80300, -116.90936) and 4km (49.80832, -116.91399). Then park at the grassy clearing just past the rock cairns (49.80123, -116.91916).

Take the climbers trail at the cairns up to the crag, about 15 minutes, 0.5km. This will lead you to Goat Head Wall.

1.31.6. Better Than Nothing 22 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.115040, -117.802394

approach

Take Hwy 3B just north of Red Mountain, turn east onto Mann road, then right onto Mayers Rd. Follow this to the end (continue down the rough road if you can). You'll find the crag on the left at (49.114991, -117.802359).

1.31.7. The Cube 0 routes in Gym

description

820 Tenth Street

Nelson

British Columbia V1L 3C7 Canada

http://cubeclimbing.com

call: 250-352-2808

1.32. Copper Falls 0 routes in Crag

1.33. Field - Railway Avenue 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 51.410000, -116.447192

1.34. Hoodoo Adventures Climbing Gym 0 routes in Gym

description

131 Ellis Street

Penticton

British Columbia Canada

http://www.hoodooadventures.ca/climbing-gym/

call: (250) 492-3888

1.35. OVERhang Education Center Ltd 0 routes in Gym

description

2601 Recplace Drive

Prince George

British Columbia Canada

http://overhang.ca/gym

call: (250) 563-2547

1.36. The Rock Garden Climbing Center 0 routes in Gym

description

105 2550 14th ave

Vernon

British Columbia Canada

http://www.climbthegarden.com/

call: (236) 426-3333

1.37. Bulkley Valley Recreation Centre 0 routes in Gym

description

1316 Toronto St.

Smithers

British Columbia V0J2N0 Canada

http://www.bvpool.com/

call: (250) 847-4244

1.38. Kitimat Ranges 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 52.847587, -128.095108

1.38.1. Kitlope Range 1 route in Area

Summary:

Lat / Long: 53.062545, -127.665687

description

The Kitlope Range is a small subrange of the 'Kitimat Ranges', located southeast of Kitlope Lake in 'British Columbia', Canada. It is surrounded by the Tezwa and Kitlope Rivers.

1.39. Pacific Ranges 2,700 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 50.588214, -124.288056

1.39.1. Waddington Range 12 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 51.383681, -125.216314

description

The Waddington Range, a sub-range of the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, contains the highest peaks south of the border with Alaska. Mount Waddington itself, the range's namesake, towers over the surrounding terrain - but its neighbouring peaks are worth exploring on their own. Combatant, Tiedemann, Asperity, the Serras, Mount Munday and more are all worth trips in their own right, and still contain a large amount of untraveled terrain.

history

The range was first explored by the prolific Don and Phyllis Munday in the early days of the 20th century, where all access was via boat to the head of one of the nearby inlets, and by hiking inland for weeks under massive loads. The Mundays did much of the earliest ascents of peaks in the range, before passing the torch to notables such as Fred Beckey, Don Serl, Peter Croft and many more.

See Don Serl's comprehensive 2003 guidebook The Waddington Range for more history and information on the area.

1.39.2. Chuck Chuck Creek 10 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.978648, -123.304433

summary

A remote crag with some great climbs

description

A fun crag with a large range of climbs in a remote location with no cell service

approach

Going North on the 99, take a left at the Alicia Lake turn off. (just north of Squamish) Drive for about 5 minutes until you hit a Y intersection. Go left at this Y intersection onto Squamish Valley Road. Drive for about 28KM. The road will alternate between gravel and pavement. The turn off to the logging road will be on the right just before a bridge. There is a sign that says "Squamish 9 UP" at this turn off. The beginning of the logging road is very rough but eventually flattens out after about 50m. The crag is in the forest just after the first intersection which is also a large open area.

1.39.3. Cheakamus Canyon 362 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 49.914579, -123.161201

summary

The number one sport climbing area around Squamish. Routes in all grades, well bolted and with short access.

approach

Drive north on highway 99 from Vancouver. Just before kilometer 140 take a right up to the Check Canyon Recreation Area campsite to reach the main areas. There are additional crags further north, park at pull outs next to highway 99 to reach them.

where to stay

Free camping at the campsite.

1.39.4. Squamish 2,316 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 49.786338, -123.132605

summary

A huge amount of world-class climbing of all types easily accessible from the town of Squamish.

description

Squamish has easily accessible world-class climbing of all types -- from run-out slab on the Apron, to single-pitch trad climbing with 5 minute approaches 5 minutes from town at Smoke Bluffs, to hard big-wall climbing on the Grand Wall, to all day expeditions up "The Chief", to sport of all types in "Cheakamus Canyon", to bouldering in the massive fields at the base.

As of summer 2015, Squamish Select by Marc Bourdon seems to be the most commonly used guidebook.

access issues

There are occasional crags that are on private land (and closed) -- but generally climbing is well accepted and welcomed at the various crags and areas around Squamish.

approach

Vary from crag to crag; but often surprisingly short and easy for the amount and quality of climbing on offer.

where to stay

Lots of choices in the town of Squamish and around -- from fancy hotels through hostels, from nice provincial camp grounds through dirt-bagging in Cheakamus canyon.

1.40. Elbow Lake 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Bouldering

1.41. Williston Lake 32 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 56.153909, -123.777836

description

Williston Lake is a reservoir created by the W. A. C. Bennett Dam and is located in the Northern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Source Wikipedia

1.41.1. Fish N’ Clips 17 routes in Crag

Summary:

1.41.2. Canada Day Buttress 15 routes in Crag

Summary:

1.42. Mount Robson 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Ice climbing

Lat / Long: 53.103252, -119.167309

description

53.11047°, -119.156577°

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