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Elevation: 855 ft 261 m
GPS: 49.924, -123.1675
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Shared By: Drew Brayshaw on Apr 17, 2011 · Updates
Admins: Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford

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This highly visible buttress sticks out into the Cheakamus River a few hundred meters upstream of the railway trestle. Star Chek takes the crest of the arete while a few other climbs are located on the steeper flanks.

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Nowadays, you hike in from the north past Gotham City along a trail above the river. Don't rap in from up top as this has caused several near-fatal accidents in the past decade or so. Start from the highway at the big pullout on the west side with the green sign. Follow a trail across talus downslope of the highway into a narrow bedrock canyon until you come out by Gotham City. Cross the sandy talus to the base of Star Chek.

Finally, don't drink the river water as Whistler's semi-treated sewage is pumped in at the dam a few km upstream.

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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 3 pitches
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