Elevation: 1,248 ft
GPS: 49.907, -123.162 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Peter Spindloe on May 10, 2007 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford

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
 38
Frontside 180
Sport 10 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 52
Emil and the Detectives
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 61
Charlotte's Web
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 34
Master of My Domain
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 91
Low Impact
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 49
The Voodoo That You Do
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 32
Centurion
Sport 6 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 101
Kigijiushi
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 49
Bullet the Blue Car
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 68
Creepy Crawlers
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 35
The Neutered Bovine
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 53
The Mutation
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 91
Rug Munchers
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 28
The Incredible Journey
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 38
Face the Music
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Frontside 180 Electric Avenue
 38
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 10 pitches
Emil and the Detectives Conroy's Castle
 52
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Charlotte's Web Conroy's Castle
 61
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport 2 pitches
Master of My Domain Crest
 34
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Low Impact Forgotten Wall
 91
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Voodoo That You Do Forgotten Wall
 49
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Centurion Outpost
 32
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 6 pitches
Kigijiushi Main Event
 101
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Bullet the Blue Car Conroy's Castle
 49
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Creepy Crawlers Forgotten Wall
 68
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Neutered Bovine Circus
 35
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Mutation Toxic Lichen
 53
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Rug Munchers Forgotten Wall
 91
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Incredible Journey Forgotten Wall
 28
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Face the Music Circus
 38
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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