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Change Room, The 7 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
East Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 32 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 32
East Wall Trail 13 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
East Wall, The 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Falcon Crest Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
From The Ground Up 19 / 14 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 31
Stained Walls, The 4 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Tree Frog 1 / 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Up to Here 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
West Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 32 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 32
Elevation: 367 ft
GPS: 49.282, -121.789 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Marc-Andre on Jul 16, 2007
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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
Wildcat
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Treefrog
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sleeping Princess
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Where in The World Is Carmen Pellegrino?
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
On Call
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Pig Pen
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Great Expectations
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Crystal Ether
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Shark Tooth Flake
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bigfoot
Trad, Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Baby Steps
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Vertebrae
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Exacerbation
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
The First Degree
Trad, Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Wayback Layback
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wildcat E Wall Trail 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Treefrog Tree Frog 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad, TR
Sleeping Princess From The Ground Up > Sleeping Princess Area (FTGU Cen… 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Where in The World Is Carme… From The Ground Up > Great Expectations Area (FTGU Le… 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
On Call E Wall Trail 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Pig Pen From The Ground Up > Sleeping Princess Area (FTGU Cen… 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Great Expectations From The Ground Up > Great Expectations Area (FTGU Le… 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Crystal Ether From The Ground Up > Great Expectations Area (FTGU Le… 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Shark Tooth Flake E Wall Trail 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Bigfoot Stained Walls 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Baby Steps From The Ground Up > Sleeping Princess Area (FTGU Cen… 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Vertebrae From The Ground Up > Great Expectations Area (FTGU Le… 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Exacerbation From The Ground Up > Great Expectations Area (FTGU Le… 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
The First Degree E Wall Trail 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Wayback Layback From The Ground Up > Wayback Layback Area (FTGU Right) 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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We drove 2 hours to get here and couldn't locate the boulders. Trails going east and west both seemed to go nowhere. Some climbers mentioned powerline construction that may have destroyed the trails and/or boulders. It would be great if someone could update this page and fix the trails! Very disappointed. Not worth coming here for bouldering until something is done. Sep 29, 2017
Luke.g  
i want to take some beginers out to teach them how to climb, I haven't been outdoors much around here, is this a good area for newbies? Jul 6, 2016
Is there any kind of topo for this area? Jan 31, 2013
Mike Teschke
North Vancouver
Mike Teschke   North Vancouver
Nice re-organization of this area! This makes this a good online guide and way easier to find the routes for those of us who have only been there once or not at all. Thanks! Sep 23, 2011
Mr. K  
Went out to Harrison a couple weeks ago, and we could definitely tell there's been a lot of effort put into cleaning new and old routes, in addition to the trail maintenance. Good work. Just a suggestion for posting info on this site; please post photos of the new routes to avoid any confusion regarding where they are located, which way they go, etc. It would be be very helpful in the future. Thanks again for cleaning everything out there. Looks great. Cheers. Aug 21, 2011
MikeW  
The climb starting under the log and up the steps is Where In The World Is Carmen Pellegrino 5.9 with an .11A move Put up by myself summer 2008 Jun 1, 2011
Marco  
Awesome work on the trails and cleaning. Dec 10, 2010
Yohan  
Awesome! thanks! Sep 2, 2010
Marco  
I'll have a topo with all the info up in a couple of days. Aug 31, 2010
Yohan  
Thanks man, do you happen to know the ratings of the climbs coming out of the small cave to the right of 'where in the world is carmen pelegrino'? Aug 29, 2010
Marco  
If you are referring to the bolted face, that would be Where in the World is Carmen Pelegrino 5.10a I think. Aug 20, 2010
Yohan  
Whats the name of the climb under that log with steps in it? Its fun! Aug 18, 2010
Hey Marco I could get a drill, what type of drill do you need specifically. Do you know a joleen by the way? Aug 11, 2010
Marco  
A project is in the works at the far left roof that will link the steep crack into the offwidth by climbing the face. I've left 3 nuts and 2 draws hanging for cleaning.....I will find you if you remove any of these. They have not been fall tested, so climb at your own risk. Aug 3, 2010
Dru
Dru  
Heads up, a couple black bears have been hanging around the Le Pred area and coming as far over as Pig Pen/Sleeping Princess. One of them left a big turd on the ledge above the latter route, last weekend. Be "bear aware" around the crag, make noise to let them know you are there, and keep your dog from running off into the woods to make new friends. May 14, 2010
Marco  
When done, the East Side boulders will be easier to access. More to come. Oct 23, 2009
Yohan  
THANK-YOU to whom ever made those wicked trails and bridges nice work!!! Oct 18, 2009

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