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Hwy. 99 North of Whistler

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Hwy. 99 North of Whistler 


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Location: 50.3174, -122.8038 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Peter Spindloe on Aug 14, 2007
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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.


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Featured Route For Hwy. 99 North of Whistler
Fern leading on Raised By Bears during the first ascent. The solid but licheny rock is pretty characteristic of the route.

Raised By Bears 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  North America : Canada : ... : Mount Athelstan
This route is on the Fantastic Wall and climbs the face to the right of the giant moon-shaped sickle feature. Never very difficult, it wanders up the wall following lines of weakness and avoiding blank sections. More sustained and with less rubble than Moonraker, but otherwise pretty similar climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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