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Sam climbing at Chek.

Description 

Chek is the main crag in the Cheakamus Canyon area. Others nearby include the Rogues Gallery, The Gym, The Rehabilitation Area, etc.

Chek has a lot going for it:
- Canada's hardest sport climbs (up to 5.14c)
- a lot of climbs in the each of the 5.11, 5.12 and 5.13 grades
- enough 5.9 and 5.10 sport climbs to make the area non-exclusive
- close to the road, but with good parking and shielded from road noise
- a port-a-potty (thanks to the BC Climber's Access Society)


Getting There 

Drive north from Squamish on Highway 99 about 25 km and turn right on to the Conroy Creek Forest Service Road. This steep gravel road has been graded recently (spring 2007) and most cars shouldn't have too much trouble getting right to the large upper parking lot. However, if the road has deteriorated by the time you get there, or have a finicky car, you can park at the bottom of the hill where there's room for six or seven cars. Or you can go partway up the hill to a recently built intermediate lot (this is where the port-a-potty) is located.

From the upper parking lot you can see the sub areas of Conroy's Castle on the north side of the road, the Forgotten Wall along the west edge of the lot, and the Foundation Wall to the south of the parking lot. Most of the other cliffs are located along a trail heading south from the lot.


69 Total Routes


['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',15],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',5],['5.9',14],['5.10',19],['5.11',13],['5.12',8],['5.13',4],['>=5.14',3],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Chek:
Master of My Domain   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 160'   The Crest
Charlotte's Web   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 130'   Conroy's Castle
Kigijiushi   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 82'   The Main Event
Creepy Crawlers   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Forgotten Wall
The Mutation   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 45'   Toxic Lichen
Rug Munchers   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Forgotten Wall
The Incredible Journey   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 85'   Forgotten Wall
From Beneath You It Devours    5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Forgotten Wall
The Fleeing Heifer   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport   The Circus
The Boiler Room   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport   Forgotten Wall
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Featured Route For Chek
Climber on The Mutation

The Mutation 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a  North America : Canada : ... : Toxic Lichen
Technical moves in the first half, followed by jugs and then crimps again at the finish....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Peter Spindloe
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From: North Vancouver, BC
Dec 27, 2008

Good video

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