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Description 

The city of Vancouver is the biggest in BC and home to lots of climbers. The closest "good" climbing is in the direction of Squamish, but the locals have combed the woods and coasts and haven't come up empty-handed. There are some established small crags and bouldering areas good for a short day or a workout.

For argument's sake, let's include everything south of Porteau Cove in this area to distinguish it from Squamish.

Getting There 

Big City. Hard to miss.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.3 miles from here

88 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',25],['2 Stars',34],['1 Star',19],['Bomb',6]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['5.8',7],['5.9',10],['5.10',20],['5.11',22],['5.12',9],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',3],['V2-3',7],['V4-5',6],['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 Vancouver Area:
Lubo   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Sully's Hangout
Wingman   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Sully's Hangout
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Jenga

Jenga V4+ 6B+  North America : Canada : ... : Downhill sectors: Tier 2
Start low using the positive underclings in the little cave. Traverse right on face holds, and finish up the right-hand arÍte...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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From the summit of Crown Mountain looking south towards Vancouver.  The Grouse Mountain resort is visible on a shoulder horizontally in-line with the Burrard Inlet.
From the summit of Crown Mountain looking south to...
The Capilano Suspension bridge in North Vancouver.  A nice rest-day activity, but not cheap.  The Lynn Creek suspension bridge is a nice free alternative. <br /> <br />The greenery hides it in this picture, but it's quite a deep canyon.
The Capilano Suspension bridge in North Vancouver....
Looking north at Crown Mountain and The Camel.  From this point the trail drops about 200m or more to Crown Pass and then back up to the Peak.
Looking north at Crown Mountain and The Camel. Fr...
Crown Mountain and The Camel in March 2004.
Crown Mountain and The Camel in March 2004.
Looking up at Crown Pass from the Hanes Valley.  From the pass, Crown Mountain is on the right, Grouse Mountain on the left.  This snowfield is quite a bit bigger than it looks in the picture and can be fun to kick steps up if the conditions are right and can last into June.  In March and April this area is quite dangerous due to the very deep snow being undercut by water running along the ground.  Numerous injuries and rescues have resulted from people planning to hike the Hanes Valley loop and not realizing that even if there's no snow at the trailhead it can be very serious up to the pass.  A few years ago there was a rescue of fifteen or so people from a school hiking group.
Looking up at Crown Pass from the Hanes Valley. F...
The suspended walkways at the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver.
The suspended walkways at the Capilano Suspension ...

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By See Brown
Mar 16, 2011
There's actually quite a bit of climbing in and around Vancouver, more so than one might think and worth checking out even if Squamish is right up the road .. projectclimb.com has quite a bit of the climbs listed with many a topo.