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Eldred Valley 

Powell River Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Chris A on Jun 23, 2008
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Powell River offers excellent climbing. Everything from bouldering, sport, and trad. The Eldred Valley has enough rock to easily rival Squamish. The Climbers Guide to Powell River is available at MEC and at the following locations in Powell RIver: Breakwater Books, Powell River Outdoors, and Powell River Tourist Info Center.

Getting There 

From Vancouver, take 2 ferries, starting from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale, then drive the sunshine coast and hop on another ferry from Earls Cove to Saltery Bay. Keep in mind the second ferry is free. The total time for the trip is around 3-4 hours.

From Vancouver Island, take the ferry from Comox to Powell River. The ferry is an hour and a half.

For info on ferry schedules and fares visit

For additional info on the Eldred Valley area of Powell River visit:

Vancouver Island Climbing

Climbing Season

For the British Columbia area.

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

49 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Powell River

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Powell River:
Schizophrenia   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, Grade III   Eldred Valley : Psyche Slab
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Featured Route For Powell River
Rock Climbing Photo: Follow the orange triangle into the thin crack.

Synchronicity 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b V7+ 7A+  North America : Canada : ... : Stillwater
Thin technical climbing up the center of the triangle and into the thin crack. Colin Dionne has bouldered this route as part of the bouldering loop which includes climbing up and down and between (no touching the ground) most of the routes at the stacks....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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