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Areas in Chek

Asylum, The 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Big Show, The 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Circus, The 0 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Conroy's Castle 0 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Crest, The 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Fat Camp 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Forgotten Wall 0 / 26 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 26
Foundation Wall 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Gym, The 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Main Event, The 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Outpost, The 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Shoot to Kill Wall 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Tower of Power 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Toxic Lichen 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Well of Souls, The 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Whisky Jack 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9

Description

Chek is the main crag in the Cheakamus Canyon area. Others nearby include the Rogues Gallery, The Gym, The Rehabilitation Area, etc.

Chek has a lot going for it:
- Some of Canada's hardest sport climbs (up to 5.14c)
- a lot of climbs in the each of the 5.11, 5.12 and 5.13 grades
- enough 5.9 and 5.10 sport climbs to make the area non-exclusive
- close to the road, but with good parking and shielded from road noise
- a port-a-potty (thanks to the BC Climber's Access Society)

Getting There

Drive north from Squamish on Highway 99 about 25 km and turn right on to the Conroy Creek Forest Service Road. This steep gravel road has been graded recently (spring 2007) and most cars shouldn't have too much trouble getting right to the large upper parking lot. However, if the road has deteriorated by the time you get there, or have a finicky car, you can park at the bottom of the hill where there's room for six or seven cars. Or you can go partway up the hill to a recently built intermediate lot (this is where the port-a-potty) is located.

From the upper parking lot you can see the sub areas of Conroy's Castle on the north side of the road, the Forgotten Wall along the west edge of the lot, and the Foundation Wall to the south of the parking lot. Most of the other cliffs are located along a trail heading south from the lot.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Chek

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
Emil and the Detectives
Sport 2 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
 70
Low Impact
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 22
Sacrilege
Sport 3 pitches
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
 17
Centurion
Sport 6 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 52
Creepy Crawlers
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 39
The Mutation
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 60
Rug Munchers
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 19
The Incredible Journey
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 22
Mrs. Negative
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 13
The Fleeing Heifer
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 11
The Boiler Room
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Emil and the Detectives Conroy's Castle
 43
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Charlotte's Web Conroy's Castle
 50
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
Master of My Domain Crest
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Low Impact Forgotten Wall
 70
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Sacrilege Toxic Lichen
 22
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 3 pitches
The Voodoo That You Do Forgotten Wall
 38
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Kigijiushi Main Event
 77
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Centurion Outpost
 17
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 6 pitches
Creepy Crawlers Forgotten Wall
 52
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Mutation Toxic Lichen
 39
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Rug Munchers Forgotten Wall
 60
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Incredible Journey Forgotten Wall
 19
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Mrs. Negative Toxic Lichen
 22
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Fleeing Heifer Circus
 13
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Boiler Room Forgotten Wall
 11
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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Good video of Jason Kruk on Freewill at The Big Show area of Chek. It gives a great sense of the steepness. There's a second part to the video, although the camera angle isn't as good, you'll find the link from the first video. Dec 27, 2008

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