Elevation: 367 ft
GPS: 49.282, -121.789 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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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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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 4
Don't Panic it's Organic
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Serpentine
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 29
Sleeping Princess
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Crystal Ether
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
On Call
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 19
Pig Pen
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Shark Tooth Flake
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Where in The World Is Carmen Pel…
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Leap Frog
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 5
Smear Tactics
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Baby Steps
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Vertebrae
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
Wayback Layback
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
One Finger or Two
Sport, TR
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 5
Crack Of Dawn
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Don't Panic it's Organic E Wall
 4
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Serpentine Tree Frog
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Sleeping Princess From The Ground Up > Sleeping Princess Are…
 29
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Crystal Ether From The Ground Up > Great Expectations Ar…
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
On Call E Wall Trail
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Pig Pen From The Ground Up > Sleeping Princess Are…
 19
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Shark Tooth Flake E Wall Trail
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Where in The World Is Carme… From The Ground Up > Great Expectations Ar…
 19
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Leap Frog Tree Frog
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Smear Tactics E Wall
 5
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Baby Steps From The Ground Up > Sleeping Princess Are…
 15
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Vertebrae From The Ground Up > Great Expectations Ar…
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Wayback Layback From The Ground Up > Wayback Layback Area…
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
One Finger or Two From The Ground Up > Sleeping Princess Are…
 10
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
Crack Of Dawn From The Ground Up > Wayback Layback Area…
 5
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
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