Elevation: 1,248 ft
GPS: 49.9065, -123.1619
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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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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 104
Frontside 180
Sport 10 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 58
Emil and the Detectives
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 76
Charlotte's Web
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 124
Low Impact
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 74
The Voodoo That You Do
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 55
Centurion
Sport 6 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 129
Kigijiushi
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 60
Bullet the Blue Car
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 57
Dark Don't Lie
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 95
Creepy Crawlers
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 50
The Neutered Bovine
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 68
The Mutation
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 124
[Redacted]
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 37
The Incredible Journey
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 53
Face the Music
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Frontside 180 Electric Avenue
 104
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 10 pitches
Emil and the Detectives Conroy's Castle
 58
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Charlotte's Web Conroy's Castle
 76
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport 2 pitches
Low Impact Forgotten Wall
 124
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Voodoo That You Do Forgotten Wall
 74
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Centurion Outpost
 55
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 6 pitches
Kigijiushi Main Event
 129
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Bullet the Blue Car Conroy's Castle
 60
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Dark Don't Lie Main Event
 57
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Creepy Crawlers Forgotten Wall
 95
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Neutered Bovine Circus
 50
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Mutation Toxic Lichen
 68
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
[Redacted] Forgotten Wall
 124
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Incredible Journey Forgotten Wall
 37
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Face the Music Circus
 53
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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