Elevation: 1,545 ft
GPS: 49.899, -123.153 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Peter Spindloe on May 7, 2007
Admins: Kate Lynn

Description

This is the area along highway 99 between Squamish and Whistler. It includes such crags as Cheakamus Canyon, Rogues Gallery, Alice Lake and many more. Some are just a few km north of Squamish others up to half an hour drive up the highway.

While it's very close to Squamish and the Chief, the rock is quite different. It's still granite, but it's of a much more smooth and compact nature. It rarely lends itself to trad climbing, but makes for excellent sport climbing. This area is home to many hundreds of sport climbs of all grades, right up to 5.14c.

The climbing tends to be vertical or overhanging and there's enough variety to find huge roof routes, vertical crimp-fests, endurance marathons as well as bouldery power routes. While the climbing tends toward 5.11 and higher, there are some excellent, properly bolted 5.9 and 5.10 routes as well.

One of this area's notable features, in addition to excellent climbing, is the possibility to climb in the rain on quite a number of routes.

Getting There

Starting from Squamish, head north on highway 99. Various side roads, forest service roads and pullouts will take you to each of the areas.

Camping

Basing yourself in Squamish probably makes the most sense if you intend to climb in this area for multiple days since it's the closest place for food and non-climbing diversions. Alice Lake Provincial Park has camping and will put you closer to some of the climbing (see env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explo…).

I'm not aware of any camping from which you could walk to the main areas. Let me know if there is and I'll update this information.

371 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sea to Sky (Squamish to Whistler)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
Emil and the Detectives
Sport 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 174
Star Chek
Sport 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 50
Charlotte's Web
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 31
Master of My Domain
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 72
Low Impact
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 43
Rocky Horror
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 38
The Voodoo That You Do
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 77
Kigijiushi
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 19
Centurion
Sport 6 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 52
Creepy Crawlers
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 40
The Mutation
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 64
Rug Munchers
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 20
The Incredible Journey
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 14
The Fleeing Heifer
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 4
Ill Communication
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Emil and the Detectives Chek > Conroy's Castle
 43
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Star Chek Gorge > Galaxy Buttress
 174
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 3 pitches
Charlotte's Web Chek > Conroy's Castle
 50
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
Master of My Domain Chek > Crest
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Low Impact Chek > Forgotten Wall
 72
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rocky Horror Area 44 > Upper Gully
 43
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Voodoo That You Do Chek > Forgotten Wall
 38
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Kigijiushi Chek > Main Event
 77
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Centurion Chek > Outpost
 19
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 6 pitches
Creepy Crawlers Chek > Forgotten Wall
 52
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Mutation Chek > Toxic Lichen
 40
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Rug Munchers Chek > Forgotten Wall
 64
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Incredible Journey Chek > Forgotten Wall
 20
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Fleeing Heifer Chek > Circus
 14
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Ill Communication Chek > Toxic Lichen
 4
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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