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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.

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 Bouldering,  Sport climbing and other styles
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Comox Valley region
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130m

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Author(s): Rich Wheater

Date: 2015

ISBN: 978-0-9877796-5-6

With 300 routes, 600 boulder problems and a handful of fine alpine objectives, Vancouver Rock Climbing provides comprehensive coverage of the diverse climbing scene around Vancouver, Canada.

  • Provides detailed coverage of Howe Sound, Caulfeild Sea Cliffs, Cypress Falls Park, Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain, Lynn Valley and Deep Cove
  • Includes full-color images and maps, descriptions of conditions and approach notes for each climbing area
  • Each climb description tells you what gear to use, how many bolts there are, a difficulty rating, the pitch length and where to start and end

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