Elevation: 93 ft
GPS: 49.849, -124.529 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris A on Jun 23, 2008
Admins: Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford

Description

Powell River offers excellent climbing. Everything from bouldering, sport, and trad. The Eldred Valley has enough rock to easily rival Squamish. The Climbers Guide to Powell River is available at MEC and at the following locations in Powell RIver: Breakwater Books, Powell River Outdoors, and Powell River Tourist Info Center.

Getting There

From Vancouver, take 2 ferries, starting from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale, then drive the sunshine coast and hop on another ferry from Earls Cove to Saltery Bay. Keep in mind the second ferry is free. The total time for the trip is around 3-4 hours.

From Vancouver Island, take the ferry from Comox to Powell River. The ferry is an hour and a half.

For info on ferry schedules and fares visit bcferries.com

For additional info on the Eldred Valley area of Powell River visit:

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Classic Climbing Routes at Powell River

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 8
Tachypsychia
Trad 7 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
The Great Gig in the Sky
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Original Route
Trad 8 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Sacrificial Vegetation
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 4
Delusional Reality
Trad 12 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Gotta Like It
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
On the Virg
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Schizophrenia
Trad, Sport 12 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Solstice
Trad 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Seretonin Re-uptake Inhibitor (SRI)
Trad 6 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A0
 3
The Mormegil
Trad, Aid, Alpine 11 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Building Gondolin
Trad 4 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Unprotected Sex
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Momma's Buns
Sport 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tachypsychia Eldred Valley > Psyche Slab
 8
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 7 pitches
The Great Gig in the Sky Lois Lake Bluffs
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Original Route Khartoum
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 8 pitches
Sacrificial Vegetation Lois Lake Bluffs
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Delusional Reality Eldred Valley > Psyche Slab
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 12 pitches
Gotta Like It Higgyland > Destruction Zone
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
On the Virg Eldred Valley > Amon Rûdh
 8
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
Schizophrenia Eldred Valley > Psyche Slab
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport 12 pitches
Solstice Eldred Valley > Psyche Slab
 3
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Seretonin Re-uptake Inhibit… Eldred Valley > Psyche Slab
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 6 pitches
The Mormegil Eldred Valley > Amon Rûdh
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A0 Trad, Aid, Alpine 11 pitches
Building Gondolin Eldred Valley > Carag-Dur
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
Unprotected Sex Eldred Valley > Buttress
 3
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Momma's Buns Eldred Valley > Buttress
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 3 pitches
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