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Western Chilliwack Range

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Mt. Slesse 

Western Chilliwack Range Rock Climbing 

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The Western Chilliwack Range includes Slesse Mountain: "..the most spectacular isolated peak in the Cascades." (Fred Beckey, Challenge of the North Cascades, 1969.

Other worthy alpine summits on the BC side of the Western Chilliwacks are Canadian Border Peak (7,516ft,2,291m), Mt Lindeman (7,578ft, 2,310m) , Mt Rexford (7,641ft,2,329m), Illusion Peaks (6,900ft, 2,103m).

On the American side, the higher and glacier pocketed peaks are American Border Peak (7,994ft, 2,436m), Mount Larrabee (7,861ft, 2,396m), and at the eastern extreme of the range, Middle Peak (7,464ft,2,275m).

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For the British Columbia area.

Weather station 1.0 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Western Chilliwack Range

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Western Chilliwack Range:
North Pillar   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 500'   Mt. Slesse
Northeast Buttress   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 25 pitches   Mt. Slesse
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Northeast Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  North America : Canada : ... : Mt. Slesse
This is an absolute classic route, one of the 50, moderate, with excellent climbing, exposure, and adventure. It is not to be underestimated though, as it is also very remote and requires a certain amount of detailed planning and luck with the weather. It has been climbed in a day, but most parties do it in two nights and 3 days. Day one is to get there, arrange the shuttle and hike to the propeller cairn or wooded knoll, day two for the climb, and beginning of the descent to the forested kno...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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