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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
 316
West Ridge
Trad, Alpine
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 577
Klahanie Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 263
North East Ridge
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 577
Skywalker
Trad 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 153
The Spirit of Squamish
Trad 8 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 319
Star Chek
Sport 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 527
Penny Lane
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 423
Angel's Crest
Trad 13 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 217
Beckey-Chouinard
Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 509
Exasperator
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A0
 364
The Grand Wall
Trad, Aid 9 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 99
Sunshine Crack
Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 300
Crime of the Century
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 90
High Plains Drifter
Trad 3 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 86
Sentry Box
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
West Ridge Bugaboos > Pigeon Spire
 316
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, Alpine
Klahanie Crack Squamish > Shannon Falls > Shannon Falls Wall
 577
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
North East Ridge Bugaboos > Bugaboo Spire
 263
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
Skywalker Squamish > Shannon Falls > Shannon Falls Wall
 577
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
The Spirit of Squamish Squamish > Shannon Falls > Shannon Falls Wall
 153
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 8 pitches
Star Chek Sea to Sky (Squ… > Gorge > Galaxy Buttress
 319
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 3 pitches
Penny Lane Squamish > Smoke Bluffs > Penny Lane
 527
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Angel's Crest Squamish > Stawamus Chief > Sheriff's Badge
 423
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 13 pitches
Beckey-Chouinard Bugaboos > Howser Towers > S Howser Tower
 217
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
Exasperator Squamish > Stawamus Chief > Grand Wall Base Area
 509
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
The Grand Wall Squamish > Stawamus Chief > Grand Wall Area
 364
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A0 Trad, Aid 9 pitches
Sunshine Crack Bugaboos > Snowpatch Spire
 99
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
Crime of the Century Squamish > Smoke Bluffs > Penny Lane
 300
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
High Plains Drifter Squamish > Stawamus Chief > Sheriff's Badge
 90
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
Sentry Box Squamish > Murrin Park > Nightmare Rock
 86
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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