All Locations > International > North America > Canada > British Columbia > Sea to Sky Corridor > The Gorge
Galaxy Buttress Rock Climbing
|GPS:||49.924, -123.168 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Page Views:||10,710 total, 132/month|
|Shared By:||Dru on Apr 17, 2011|
DescriptionThis 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.
Getting TherePark at the gravel highway pullout about halfway down the hill when heading north from Chek to Rogues'. From the highway side, just south of a deep chasm with metal railing, follow a cairned trail (Class 2 scrambling) downhill to a ledge on top of Star Chek. Rap in from there, possibly leaving quickdraws on the stations to retrieve on the way back up.
It is also possible to approach the base from the north along the riverbank from the Gotham City area via a sketchy trail across dangerous chossy dirt. At high water levels it is possible to fall into the river and get swept away to your death.
Finally, don't drink the river water as Whistler's semi-treated sewage is pumped in at the dam a few km upstream.
Classic Climbing Routes at Galaxy Buttress
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Days w Precip
Prime Climbing Season