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Yak Peak

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Beckey route/Speedway T 
CardiYak Rhythm T 
East Face Cracks T 
Hole in My Heaven T 
Madness T 
Porcelain Chicken T 
Reality Check T 
SOMWOW - Seven One Move Wonders Of the World T 
Southwest Gully T 
West Ridge T 
Yak Check T 
Yak Crack T 

Yak Peak  

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Elevation: 6,900'
Location: 49.6067, -121.1039 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Dru on Aug 13, 2009
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Yak Peak from the highway in late spring condition...


A large slabby granite dome located immediately northwest of Coquihalla Pass and easily accessed from Highway 5. Rock quality is variable but generally good. The ease of access, visibility and short approach have led to many climbs being established.

Getting There 

From Highway 5, park at Zopkios Rest Area and walk east along the highway about 1km. A cairned trail leads upwards to the base in about 30 minutes/300m elevation gain.

Climbing Season

Weather station 24.5 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Yak Peak:
SOMWOW - Seven One Move Wonders Of the World   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 14 pitches, 790'   
Yak Check   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1500'   
CardiYak Rhythm   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 17 pitches, 2000'   
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Featured Route For Yak Peak
The route line for Speedway

Beckey route/Speedway 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c North America : Canada : ... : Yak Peak
This route has a convoluted history and great climbing. In 1987, Fred Beckey, Maxim de Jong, and Joanne Svensson climbed a long and seriously runout route on the southwest flanks of Yak, weaving around to link up features where they could establish gear belays. Fred didn't think it was the greatest route. In the 90's, Roland Mooney and partners, unaware of the earlier ascent in the same vicinity, brought a powerdrill and established a bold slab climb that takes a more direct line through the sam...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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