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Harrison Bluffs, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C 


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Description 

A set of south- and east-facing granite bluffs near the golf course between Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs. The climbing features slab, crack and face climbing on grippy, fine-grained stone featured with many xenolithic inclusions which weather to give pockets of all size from monodoight to head sized.

The Harrison Bluffs saw most of its traffic in the 1990's, but popularity died out somewhat and many routes became overgrown. Recently (2006) climbers have been cleaning the area again to improve the mossy state of several climbs. Also several new routes are being cleaned. The rock in the area is very solid granite and it offers many nice slab and crack climbs ranging from 5.8'ish and up.

The climbing is at its best between March and November but is low-elevation enough to be good on sunny days through the winter. In general, weekdays are pretty quiet and weekends see up to a half dozen parties climbing. The range of grades is generally 5.8 and up and there are climbs up to 6 pitches long, plus extensive bouldering.


Getting There 

From Agassiz take Harrison Hot Springs Rd. towards HHS. The bluffs are visible as you enter Harrison ( they are the big granite walls on your left as you come close HHS, just past the golf course) at the end of the golf course there is a small parking spot on the left side of the road. Park in front of the gate and hike to a small bridge across a slough (about 5 mins) At the far side of the bridge there is a path leading into the forest, follow the path and it will take you directly to the bottom of the lowest climbs.


110 Total Routes


['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',44],['2 Stars',47],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',10],['5.10',17],['5.11',7],['5.12',6],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',6],['V2-3',18],['V4-5',16],['V6-7',15],['V8-9',8],['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 Harrison Bluffs, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C:
Le Predateur   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   West Boulders
Treefrog   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13     Trad, TR, 60'   Tree Frog
Where in The World Is Carmen Pellegrino?   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   From The Ground Up : Great Expectations Area (FT...
Sleeping Princess   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   From The Ground Up : Sleeping Princess Area (FTG...
Shark Tooth Flake   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   East Wall Trail
Crystal Ether   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   From The Ground Up : Great Expectations Area (FT...
Pig Pen   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   From The Ground Up : Sleeping Princess Area (FTG...
Great Expectations   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   From The Ground Up : Great Expectations Area (FT...
Bigfoot   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   The Stained Walls
Beautiful Arete   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 100'   East Wall Trail
Exacerbation   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   From The Ground Up : Great Expectations Area (FT...
The First Degree    5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   East Wall Trail
Murder in the Dark   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   From The Ground Up : Great Expectations Area (FT...
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Featured Route For Harrison Bluffs, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C
 Drew Brayshaw in the crux section of Crystal Ether.

Crystal Ether 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a  North America : Canada : ... : Great Expectations Area (FT...
Follow long left hand dihedral to the left of the large tree around the corner (to climbers left) from Great Expectations. Easy for the first 1/3 then steepens above for a while. Layback and jam the perfect hand size crack. Crux comes where the route becomes less steep and crack thins, a few akward moves bring you to the base of a large block. Climb past the block to tree and rap hangers. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Lisel Petersen pulling down on great expectations....
Overview photo from the gravel road walking in showing the relative locations of: <br />Wildcat 5.8 (red) <br />Bigfoot 5.8 or 10b (blue) <br />Tubby and His Pals 5.12 (yellow) <br />Turbulence 5.10b(purple) <br />Change Up 5.10a (green)
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By Yohan
Oct 18, 2009

THANK-YOU to whom ever made those wicked trails and bridges nice work!!!

By Marco
Oct 23, 2009

When done, the East Side boulders will be easier to access. More to come.

By Dru
May 14, 2010

Heads up, a couple black bears have been hanging around the Le Pred area and coming as far over as Pig Pen/Sleeping Princess. One of them left a big turd on the ledge above the latter route, last weekend. Be "bear aware" around the crag, make noise to let them know you are there, and keep your dog from running off into the woods to make new friends.

By Marco
Aug 3, 2010

A project is in the works at the far left roof that will link the steep crack into the offwidth by climbing the face. I've left 3 nuts and 2 draws hanging for cleaning.....I will find you if you remove any of these. They have not been fall tested, so climb at your own risk.

By Steven Kendzierski
Aug 11, 2010

Hey Marco I could get a drill, what type of drill do you need specifically. Do you know a joleen by the way?

By Yohan
Aug 18, 2010

Whats the name of the climb under that log with steps in it? Its fun!

By Marco
Aug 20, 2010

If you are referring to the bolted face, that would be Where in the World is Carmen Pelegrino 5.10a I think.

By Yohan
Aug 29, 2010

Thanks man, do you happen to know the ratings of the climbs coming out of the small cave to the right of 'where in the world is carmen pelegrino'?

By Marco
Aug 31, 2010

I'll have a topo with all the info up in a couple of days.

By Yohan
Sep 2, 2010

Awesome! thanks!

By Marco
Dec 10, 2010

Awesome work on the trails and cleaning.

By MikeW
Jun 1, 2011

The climb starting under the log and up the steps is Where In The World Is Carmen Pellegrino 5.9 with an .11A move Put up by myself summer 2008

By Mr. K
Aug 21, 2011

Went out to Harrison a couple weeks ago, and we could definitely tell there's been a lot of effort put into cleaning new and old routes, in addition to the trail maintenance. Good work. Just a suggestion for posting info on this site; please post photos of the new routes to avoid any confusion regarding where they are located, which way they go, etc. It would be be very helpful in the future. Thanks again for cleaning everything out there. Looks great. Cheers.

By Mike Teschke
From: North Vancouver
Sep 23, 2011

Nice re-organization of this area! This makes this a good online guide and way easier to find the routes for those of us who have only been there once or not at all. Thanks!

By johnthethird
Jan 31, 2013

Is there any kind of topo for this area?