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Shared By: John Bradford on Aug 18, 2007
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Description

The climbing here is good, but the setting is spectacular, though you may have to contend with trains. The crag itself sits just above Howe Sound. Hanging belays at high tide are not to be missed. Seals and otters frequent the cove as well. Out the traverse, best to belay the second from the top and rap back in from the tree. Two ropes may be needed otherwise, with the real possibilty of dropping them in the water.

Getting There

About 10 KM from Squamish, and 2km. south of Murrin Park park in the wide pullout with the mining information sign. Walk up the road towards Squamish wide until across from the Welcome to Squamish sign. It is possible to stay left of the road barrier for safety. Drop down to your left following flagging tape down and right to the old road, and follow this to the crag, which is below and left. Rappel with one rope on the slings on the tree. It is a stretch, but possible. It is possible to follow the road and flagging tape up to the railroad tracks and cross these above the crag, but avoid walking on the tracks. The climbs on the right of the slab must be accessed by doing the traverse first.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Seal Cove

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Barknuckles
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Bikini Bottom
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 30
Seal Cove Traverse
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 24
Swept Away
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Future and a Hope
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 38
Lost Horizon
Trad, Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Diamond Seas
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 55
Sole Mate
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
Whanu
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
The Next Generation
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Barknuckles
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Bikini Bottom
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Seal Cove Traverse
 30
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Swept Away
 24
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Future and a Hope
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Lost Horizon
 38
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Diamond Seas
 7
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Sole Mate
 55
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Whanu
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
The Next Generation
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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