Elevation: 82 ft
GPS: 49.278, -123.133 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Peter Spindloe on Apr 15, 2007 with 1 Suggestions
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Description

Canada's westernmost province is very fortunate to have some of the mildest climates in the country combined with some of the best rock and mountains around. Marquee areas like Squamish, Skaha and the Bugaboos are only the tip of the iceberg.

Getting There

Vancouver is easily accessed by air from anywhere and is about three or four hours drive from Seattle. Vancouver puts you within two hours drive of vast amounts of climbing, centered on but not limited to Squamish.

Penticton, in the interior, is about a five hour drive from Vancouver and can be accessed by air either directly or by flying to nearby Kelowna. Skaha is main destination here, but there are other quality locations in the area.

The coastal range is accessed, with difficulty from Vancouver, or by boat or plane.

Vancouver Island, which is home to some good climbing, fine mountaineering, and great trails (like the West Coast Trail) can be reached by ferry from Vancouver, or by flying to the Victoria International Airport.

The more recently developed areas on the Sunshine Coast such as the Eldred Valley are accessed by ferry from Vancouver. There appears to be a lot of potential in this area for huge first ascents.

For the Rockies, which are closer to the border with Alberta, access for out-of-towners is often via Calgary, although the drive can be done from from Vancouver in seven to ten hours depending on your destination.

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Classic Climbing Routes at British Columbia

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 263
West Ridge
Trad, Alpine
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 485
Klahanie Crack
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 219
North East Ridge
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 492
Skywalker
Trad 5 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 253
Star Chek
Sport 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 454
Penny Lane
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 164
McTech Arete
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 356
Angel's Crest
Trad 13 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 180
Beckey-Chouinard
Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 468
Exasperator
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 134
Sunset Strip
Trad 12 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 131
The Great Game
Trad 4 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A0
 332
The Grand Wall
Trad, Aid 9 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 82
Sunshine Crack
Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 247
Crime of the Century
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
West Ridge Columbia Mountains > … > Bugaboos > Pigeon Spire
 263
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, Alpine
Klahanie Crack Squamish > Shannon Falls > Shannon Falls Wall
 485
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
North East Ridge Columbia Mountains > … > Bugaboos > Bugaboo Spire
 219
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
Skywalker Squamish > Shannon Falls > Shannon Falls Wall
 492
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Star Chek Sea to Sky (Squ… > Gorge > Galaxy Buttress
 253
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 3 pitches
Penny Lane Squamish > Smoke Bluffs > Penny Lane
 454
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
McTech Arete Columbia Mountains > … > Bugaboos > Crescent Spire
 164
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Angel's Crest Squamish > Chief > Sheriff's Badge
 356
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 13 pitches
Beckey-Chouinard Columbia Mountains > … > Howser Towers > S Howser Tower
 180
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
Exasperator Squamish > Chief > Grand Wall Base Area
 468
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Sunset Strip Squamish > Chief > Dihedrals
 134
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 12 pitches
The Great Game Squamish > Slhanay
 131
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 4 pitches
The Grand Wall Squamish > Chief > Grand Wall Area
 332
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A0 Trad, Aid 9 pitches
Sunshine Crack Columbia Mountains > … > Bugaboos > Snowpatch Spire
 82
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
Crime of the Century Squamish > Smoke Bluffs > Penny Lane
 247
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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