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Hwy. 99 North of Whistler

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Hwy. 99 North of Whistler  

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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

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',31],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Hwy. 99 North of Whistler
Graham Quan climbing on Moonraker during the FA with the Randy Stoltmann Tower behind him.

Moonraker 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  North America : Canada : ... : Mount Athelstan
To the left of the Randy Stoltmann Buttress lies the "Fantastic Wall", a large slab split by a huge sickle-shaped gully/chimney. Moonraker climbs left of this sickle feature, and breaks down into three sections:4 pitches of mid-5th, 5.4-5.6 climbing. Pretty much anywhere between the sickle and the left arete can be climbed at the same grade. These pitches end at a break where the angle kicks back.6 pitches of 4th class climbing. A great place to shortrope and simulclimb. Continue up the narrowin...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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