Elevation: 367 ft
GPS: 49.2817, -121.7888
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Shared By: Marc-Andre on Jul 16, 2007
Admins: Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford

Description

A set of south- and east-facing granite bluffs near the golf course between Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs. The climbing features slab, crack and face climbing on grippy, fine-grained stone featured with many xenolithic inclusions which weather to give pockets of all size from monodoight to head sized.

The Harrison Bluffs saw most of its traffic in the 1990's, but popularity died out somewhat and many routes became overgrown. Recently (2006) climbers have been cleaning the area again to improve the mossy state of several climbs. Also several new routes are being cleaned. The rock in the area is very solid granite and it offers many nice slab and crack climbs ranging from 5.8'ish and up.

The climbing is at its best between March and November but is low-elevation enough to be good on sunny days through the winter. In general, weekdays are pretty quiet and weekends see up to a half dozen parties climbing. The range of grades is generally 5.8 and up and there are climbs up to 6 pitches long, plus extensive bouldering.

Getting There

From Agassiz take Harrison Hot Springs Rd. towards HHS. The bluffs are visible as you enter Harrison ( they are the big granite walls on your left as you come close HHS, just past the golf course) at the end of the golf course there is a small parking spot on the left side of the road. Park in front of the gate and hike to a small bridge across a slough (about 5 mins) At the far side of the bridge there is a path leading into the forest, follow the path and it will take you directly to the bottom of the lowest climbs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Harrison Bluffs

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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Jane's Journey
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 33
Sleeping Princess
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
Crystal Ether
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Fresh Outta Purples
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 22
Pig Pen
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 3
The End of the World as We Know it
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Shark Tooth Flake
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Leap Frog
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 8
Smear Tactics
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Vertebrae
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 9
Wayback Layback
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Pull My Finger
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 12
One Finger or Two
Sport, TR
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 6
Crack Of Dawn
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 3
Swingers Club
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Jane's Journey E Wall
 5
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Sleeping Princess From The Ground Up > Sleeping Princess Are…
 33
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Crystal Ether From The Ground Up > Great Expectations Ar…
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Fresh Outta Purples E Wall Trail
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Pig Pen From The Ground Up > Sleeping Princess Are…
 22
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
The End of the World as We… E Wall
 3
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Shark Tooth Flake E Wall Trail
 19
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Leap Frog Tree Frog
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Smear Tactics E Wall
 8
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Vertebrae From The Ground Up > Great Expectations Ar…
 15
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Wayback Layback From The Ground Up > Wayback Layback Area…
 9
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Pull My Finger E Wall
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
One Finger or Two From The Ground Up > Sleeping Princess Are…
 12
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
Crack Of Dawn From The Ground Up > Wayback Layback Area…
 6
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Swingers Club E Wall
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
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