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Elevation: 1,248 ft 380 m
GPS: 49.9065, -123.1619
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Shared By: Peter Spindloe on May 10, 2007 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 162
Frontside 180
Sport 10 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 74
St. Elmo's Fire
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 75
Centurion
Sport 6 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 123
Creepy Crawlers
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 42
Darkness at Teatime
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 80
The Mutation
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 147
[Redacted]
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 48
The Incredible Journey
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 35
Out of the Darkness and Into the…
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 18
Puzzle Box
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 27
The Fleeing Heifer
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 31
The Boiler Room
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 8
The Horticulturist
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 5
My Little Pony
Trad
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 4
The Lorax
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Frontside 180 Electric Avenue > Mt Chek
 162
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 10 pitches
St. Elmo's Fire Electric Avenue > Electric Avenue E Face
 74
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Centurion Outpost
 75
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 6 pitches
Creepy Crawlers Forgotten Wall
 123
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Darkness at Teatime Electric Avenue > Electric Avenue E Face
 42
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Mutation Toxic Lichen
 80
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
[Redacted] Forgotten Wall
 147
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Incredible Journey Forgotten Wall
 48
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Out of the Darkness and Int… Monastery
 35
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Puzzle Box Monastery
 18
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Fleeing Heifer Circus
 27
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Boiler Room Forgotten Wall
 31
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Horticulturist Hideout
 8
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
My Little Pony Pony Wall
 5
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad
The Lorax Monastery
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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