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Hwy. 99 North of Whistler

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Pemberton Boulders 

Hwy. 99 North of Whistler  


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Description 

Hwy. 99 from Whistler to its terminus at Hwy. 97 near Cache Creek passes through some very mountainous terrain and provides access to fine scrambling and mountaineering, as well as rock climbing and bouldering. Marquee alpine areas include Wedge Mountain and the Joffre group, and there's rock and bouldering to be had near Pemberton.

The summer alpine season is quite short, often limited to August and September, but winter mountaineering and great backcountry skiing can be had. Locals, local shops, and at least four guidebooks provide good information.

Some, but by no means all of the rock climbing in the area is covers in McLane's Whistler Rock Climbs guide.

Getting There 

When you're in Whister, Hwy. 99 is hard to miss. Drive north.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.9 miles from here

55 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Hwy. 99 North of Whistler
Sarah Goldin seconding a pitch on Standing Wave during the first ascent

Standing Wave 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a North America : Canada : ... : Mount Athelstan
This is the leftmost route on the Fantastic Wall of Mt Athelstan and climbs an arete and hanging slab in a great position. Begin immediately left of the major gully left of Moonraker at the toe of an arete.1) climb the arete for a full ropelength, belay below a steep wall (5.7)2) traverse left on a ledge that gradually becomes a handrail. where the handrail ends, pull up over the vertical wall on good holds to gain the hanging slab.3, 4) continue up the corner forming the right edge of the slab5...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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