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Fairy Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Lesser Slab 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Sector Six 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Elevation: 4,606 ft
GPS: 51.116, -115.107 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Kent Dunham on Sep 6, 2011
Admins: Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra
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Description

Limestone bouldering field under the Yamnuska wall. As the name suggests, most of the rock in the field is choss, but the odd high quality boulder can be found here and there. It can be a bit frustrating the first few times, as navigating the boulder field can be confusing, most areas cannot be seen from another area.

It is possible to boulder year round; the sun is good during the warmer days in winter, and there are a lot of shaded problems for the hot summer days.

The potential of this place is barely tapped. For those willing to look, there are a lot of new boulders waiting for sends, as well as undeveloped lines on existing boulders.

Getting There

Traveling on Highway 1, take exit 114 north on the 1X, Seebee/Exshaw. At highway 40, turn right and travel aprox 1.5km to the "Yamnuska" sign. Turn left and park in the lot. Walk along the road (ignore the foot path) until you reach an open quarry. Take the road as it curves sharply around the quarry. On the left there will be a fence. Look for a distinct path leading into the woods. Walk this path for about 5 minutes and you will come across the Fairy boulder, which is the first boulder in Big Choss.

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Kent Dunham
Alberta
Kent Dunham   Alberta

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