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 · Updates
Admins: Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford

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.

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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.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 64
Frontside 180
Sport 10 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 56
Emil and the Detectives
Sport 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 273
Star Chek
Sport 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 68
Charlotte's Web
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 99
Low Impact
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 57
Rocky Horror
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 58
The Voodoo That You Do
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 45
Centurion
Sport 6 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 112
Kigijiushi
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 56
Bullet the Blue Car
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 79
Creepy Crawlers
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 61
The Mutation
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 103
[Redacted]
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 32
The Incredible Journey
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 44
Face the Music
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Frontside 180 Chek > Electric Avenue
 64
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 10 pitches
Emil and the Detectives Chek > Conroy's Castle
 56
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Star Chek Gorge > Galaxy Buttress
 273
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 3 pitches
Charlotte's Web Chek > Conroy's Castle
 68
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport 2 pitches
Low Impact Chek > Forgotten Wall
 99
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rocky Horror Area 44 > Upper Gully
 57
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Voodoo That You Do Chek > Forgotten Wall
 58
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Centurion Chek > Outpost
 45
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 6 pitches
Kigijiushi Chek > Main Event
 112
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Bullet the Blue Car Chek > Conroy's Castle
 56
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Creepy Crawlers Chek > Forgotten Wall
 79
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Mutation Chek > Toxic Lichen
 61
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
[Redacted] Chek > Forgotten Wall
 103
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Incredible Journey Chek > Forgotten Wall
 32
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Face the Music Chek > Circus
 44
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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