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Elevation: 79 ft 24 m
GPS: 49.27769, -123.13339
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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 Suggest change

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
 342
West Ridge
Trad, Alpine
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 676
Klahanie Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 297
North East Ridge
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 674
Skywalker
Trad 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 346
The Spirit of Squamish
Trad 8 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 401
Star Chek
Sport 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 593
Penny Lane
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 439
Rock On
Trad 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 314
The Zip
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 487
Angel's Crest
Trad 13 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 234
Beckey-Chouinard
Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 593
Exasperator
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 293
Rainy Day Dream Away
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A0
 416
The Grand Wall
Trad, Aid 9 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 343
Crime of the Century
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
West Ridge Columbia-Shushwap > Bugaboos > Pigeon Spire
 342
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, Alpine
Klahanie Crack Squamish > Shannon Falls > Shannon Falls Wall
 676
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
North East Ridge Columbia-Shushwap > Bugaboos > Bugaboo Spire
 297
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
Skywalker Squamish > Shannon Falls > Shannon Falls Wall
 674
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
The Spirit of Squamish Squamish > Shannon Falls > Shannon Falls Wall
 346
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 8 pitches
Star Chek Sea to Sky (Squ… > Gorge > Galaxy Buttress
 401
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 3 pitches
Penny Lane Squamish > Smoke Bluffs > Penny Lane
 593
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rock On Squamish > Stawamus Chief > Apron
 439
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
The Zip Squamish > … > Zip > Zip (South)
 314
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Angel's Crest Squamish > Stawamus Chief > Sheriff's Badge
 487
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 13 pitches
Beckey-Chouinard Columbia-Shushwap > … > Howser Towers > S Howser Tower
 234
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
Exasperator Squamish > Stawamus Chief > Grand Wall Base Area
 593
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Rainy Day Dream Away Squamish > … > Bulletheads > Campground Wall
 293
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Grand Wall Squamish > Stawamus Chief > Grand Wall Area
 416
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A0 Trad, Aid 9 pitches
Crime of the Century Squamish > Smoke Bluffs > Penny Lane
 343
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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