Elevation: 654 ft
GPS: 49.722, -123.103 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Peter Spindloe on Dec 26, 2008 with updates from Peter Winter
Admins: Nate Ball, Kate Lynn
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Access Issue: Illegal Camping Details

Description

This is a new old crag. One route was done in 1996 and then over the last year or two (2007 and 2008), Peter Winter cleaned it up and put in about 20 bolted routes. The climbs are primarily 5.11 and 5.12, although there are two at 5.10b and one 5.9.

The wall is taller and steeper than many sport areas around squamish and has good, though-provoking climbing. It faces east and has sun until about noon depending on the season. The base can be buggy, bring bug juice.

Here's a link to a topo that also includes directions.

Peter Winter has requested that TRs be done from draws rather than through the chains; good advice in any area.

Getting There

While this crag is in the same vicinity as The Sanctuary, the approach is different.

Take the Mamquam Forest Service Road (the one you take for The Apron parking lot), drive past Slhanay (The Squaw) and stay left at the forks until you can park in a clearing just left of a gate (Epcor).

Walk along the trail at the end of the clearing, past concrete barriers, until you can head left onto the Farther Side mountain bike trail. Follow the trail, staying left, until it has turned to head east and is fairly level. In a few minutes the crag should then be just barely visible from the trail, and flagging tape helps locate the very rough trail to the base. You'll probably bushwack the first time. Total time from parking should be 10 to 15 minutes.

Need to Know

Bring bug spray and/or coils. Mosquitoes bad in the spring.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Fern Hill

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
Ants Go Marching
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 30
Good Times
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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 13
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ants Go Marching
 26
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Good Times
 30
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Burp the Worm
 13
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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