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Elevation: 3,005 ft 916 m
GPS: 52.10944, -122.25905
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The bluffs encompass on area with both north and south facing walls. Most of the bolted routs are along the more north facing walls with some longer, sport multi pitch along the backside. Some crags can be top-roped but its mainly sport. No charge to climb. 

Check out the Williams Lake Climbing Association for info and updates on the area: https://wlclimbing.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/p/Williams-Lake-Climbing-Association-Bouldering-Program-100063454366943/

Instagram: @wlclimbing

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From Williams Lake, Head West on Highway 20 and Turn off on Hodgson Road. Follow this up to the Williams Lake Community Forest Parking Lot on Bysak Road (52.102216, -122.193257).

**The signs for the Bluff Loop Trail take you to the Esler Bluffs parking lot as they share the same access.

Follow Bysak Road for 700-800 meters. Take the left after a larger pond, there should be a sign for the Bluff Loop Trail. Continue down the road and at the first fork take the right.  You'll reach the power lines, and the road continues on to the left and follows the powerlines. Follow the road until it cuts left not too far after a cattle guard and before a large steep atv hill. Follow the road into the bush for another 500 meters. There is parking spot when you first see the rock (left side--The Slabs) better for 2WD vehicles, 4x4 can continue down a rocky steep section to a nice big turnaround spot near a large fire pit. Road hasn't been grated for some time and you'll want some clearance. 

Check out these websites for better instructions: 

WL Climbing Association: https://wlclimbing.wordpress.com/esler-bluff-directions/

RockClimbPG: http://rockclimbpg.ca/climbing-areas/esler/

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Classic Climbing Routes at Williams Lake's Esler Bluffs

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Salem's Tongue
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Salem's Tongue S Gulley Left Side
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
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