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Murrin Park  


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Description 

Murrin Park is an excellent collection of granite crags just south of Squamish. The variety of climbing is outstanding as there are easy slabs, excellent trad routes at all grades, big overhangs, long vertical sport routes, and testpiece cracks.

Most of the cliffs are east facing making for shaded afternoon climbing on hot days. Some are secluded enough to make for peaceful days even on busy weekends. The lake a great place for a dip to cool off at the end of the day.

Getting There 

Driving north on Highway 99 towards Squamish, you pass through Brittannia Beach with its gold mine tour and tourist shops. The road then climbs a continuous hill and after a few curves you'll see Browning Lake on your left and signs for Murrin Park. Pull off into the parking lot just past the lake. Pay if the machine is working and you don't want to live on the wild side.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.4 miles from here

130 Total Routes

['4 Stars',17],['3 Stars',56],['2 Stars',44],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',8],['5.8',10],['5.9',9],['5.10',35],['5.11',26],['5.12',18],['5.13',4],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',4],['V2-3',8],['V4-5',2],['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 Murrin Park:
The World's Toughest Milkman   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   The Milkman's Wall
Wicker Cranium   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Up Among the Firs
The Reacharound   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Lakeside in the Woods
Zoe   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Zoe
Totally Clips   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Up Among the Firs
A Little Testis   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Up Among the Firs
Geneside   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Genesis
Poster Boy   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Up Among the Firs
Even Steven   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 105'   Petrifying Wall
Pleasant Pheasant   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Petrifying Wall
Hypertension   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Nightmare Rock
Perspective   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Nightmare Rock
No Name Road   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Petrifying Wall
Horrors of Ivan   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   The Milkman's Wall
Burning Down the Couch   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Petrifying Wall
Claim Jumper   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Nightmare Rock
Sentry Box   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Nightmare Rock
Black Water   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Petrifying Wall
The Flingus Cling   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Petrifying Wall
Flight of the Challenger   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Petrifying Wall
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Featured Route For Murrin Park
The guy on the left is near the top of Burning Down the Couch, where the bolts get a little sparse.

Burning Down the Couch 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  North America : Canada : ... : Petrifying Wall
Of the many classics at the Pet, this one is among the most classic. A long, dead-vertical line with cool moves, tricky sequences, and some good fall potential as the bolts get more and more spaced near the top.A bolt station for the route to the left can be used to shorten the route, you'll still have to climb 11c, but you won't get the full experience....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Murrin Park Slideshow Add Photo
Browning Lake is a great place to cool off after climbing at Murrin Park (ok, not on the day this photo was taken), to wash your hands, or just relax at a picnic bench while moving from one crag to another.
BETA PHOTO: Browning Lake is a great place to cool off after c...
A map of the Murrin Park loop trail, showing the location of the crags.
BETA PHOTO: A map of the Murrin Park loop trail, showing the l...

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