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.
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.
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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- VS 4c Trad, Alpine, 14 pitches, 790'
Beckey route/Speedway 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1500'
Porcelain Chicken 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13 Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1200'
Yak Check 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1500'
Yak Crack 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 14 pitches, 600'
East Face Cracks 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 600'
Madness 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R Trad, Alpine, 1400'
Hole in My Heaven 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, Alpine, 14 pitches, 1700'
Reality Check 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1500'
Featured Route For Yak Peak
Beckey route/Speedway 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R International : 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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