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Elevation: 914 ft 279 m
GPS: 49.5188, -123.52009
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Shared By: Eric Jamieson on Sep 24, 2019 · Updates
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"The McNair Creek Boulders are located (unsurprisingly) along McNair Creek on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. They are located about a 30 minute drive north of Gibsons, just to the West of Port Mellon and can be accessed via the McNair Creek Forest Service Road. " - From the McNair Creek Bouldering Guidebook 1st Edition. I think the rock is some sort of granite or granitic(?) rock? Similar to Squamish boulders but not the same. Lots of easy/moderate bouldering. V0 - V6 (as of Sept 2019)

*Update* April 2020: There is now a gate at the start of the forest service road, right after the first fork in the road. Would be approximately 2kms along the road from the boulders.

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You'll need 4WD. The McNair FSR is a single lane. Wasn't able to get exact GPS location so don't trust that marker too much. Here are directions from the McNair Creek Bouldering Guidebook 1st Edition:

•Before the turn off onto the McNair Creek FSR along the Port Mellon Highway there will be a sign for a ‘Hillside Industrial Park’ followed shortly by a sign marking Dakota Creek. The ‘Hillside Industrial Park’ sign is about 650m before the turn off onto the McNair Creek FSR.
•When you turn left onto the McNair Creek FSR from the Port Mellon Highway there will be several turnoffs from the FSR; do not take any of these. Stay straight on the McNair Creek FSR and continue towards the bridge.
•At the first fork in the road after you cross the bridge over McNair Creek, stay left. You should soon pass the junkyard/shooting range. For most of the driving from here until the bouldering area there are not many good landmarks. Continue driving uphill carefully and be sure to choose the right path up the FSR so as to not spin your tires and degrade the quality of the road and consequently restrict access to the boulders.
•As you drive up be on the lookout for the orange 2.0KM marker sign on the left as well as two large roadside boulders on the left side of the road. At the first large roadside boulder there is a possible left turn shortly after it, do NOT take this left turn, instead keep straight on the McNair FSR. The next large roadside boulder (only a few minutes’ drive from the previous one) is the “Big Roadside Boulder” as shown on the map for several sub-areas at the McNair Creek Boulders. You’re here! There are several pullouts immediately before and after the Big Roadside Boulder.

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