Elevation: 4,804 ft
GPS: 49.66, -125.837 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: WildIsle on Aug 26, 2015
Admins: Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford
Access Issue: Backcountry camping fees apply in some areas Details

Description

Strathcona is British Columbia's oldest Provincial Park. It is located in the centre of Vancouver Island and protects about 250,000 hectares.

The climbing in Strathcona Park is excellent and ranges from the limestone cliffs of Marblerock Canyon to the dramatic alpine walls of Mt Colonel Foster. Because most of the park is designated as 'Wilderness Conservation' no bolting is permitted by the BC Park Act. But that's fine because all the climbing routes established to date have been climbed with clean (trad) protection.

Getting There

Strathcona Park is a large area with a variety of access options. The principle highway corridors are Highway 4 at the south end which can be used to reach Great Central Lake and logging roads into Oshinow Lake; Highway 19 and the Strathcona Parkway which is the only paved road to reach the sub-alpine at Mt Washington Resort; Highway 28 which cuts through the northern part of the park between Campbell River and Gold River, the Buttle Lake Parkway runs south from Highway 28 along the east shore of Buttle Lake; and lastly are logging roads on the northeast and northwest sides of the park.

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