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318 T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Afternoon Delight T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Birthday Ridge T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Boris' Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Conclusion T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Cool Corner T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Fanny Hill T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Formication T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Front of the Pinnacle T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Garden Wall T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Jerry's Route T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Knob Hill T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mac's Book T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Mooning Boris T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
One Pine T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Paradise Lost T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Persuasion T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Red Groove T 5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a
Rose Tattoo, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Slab, The T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Sunday Delight T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Sweet Dreams T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Top Secret T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Vertigenous T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Winking Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Womb At The Top T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Yellow Groove T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
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Type: Trad, 300 ft, 4 pitches
FA: 1956 David Fisher, Marnie Gilmour, Alan Bruce-Robertson, Kay McCormick
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Located in a provincial park Details

Description

This easy climb follows a very easy ridge. Its moderate grade make it a great climb to show a non climber what the fuss is all about.

Location

Follows a prominent ridge in a huge corner using the picture in the online guidebook it is impossible to miss. Carry double ropes of the rappel.

Protection

Most belays are bolted. A single rack of cams and nuts plus double ropes for the rappel. Anchors are bolted.

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DaveTO
Squamish, B.C.
  5.1
DaveTO   Squamish, B.C.
  5.1
From the Guide Book (V5) by Adcock and Brown

Bon Echo's first route remains by tradition the introduction for most novice climbers.

70. Birthday Ridge 5.2 (or 5.0) ∗∗∗

Start: the tree-filled gully north of The Pinnacle.

1. 15m Scramble up the gully and over the scree to a pair of large trees on the left. If you really want a 5.0 climb, scramble further up the gulley on the right to the Saucer Lucy and Thin Nick
start, then follow 2 alt.

2. 35m, 5.2 Climb the break in the boulders and follow the ramp leftwards up to the ridge. Work your way right up a crack to a ledge covered with loose boulders. Round the nose on the skyline and climb the easy angled wall to a large stance by a silver birch tree (with a two bolt belay station).

2 alt. 30m, 5.0 Climb corners and ledges up and left to the silver birch belay at the end of the standard pitch 2.

3. 25m Move left up the slab above the birch tree to a groove which leads to a ledge by some juniper bushes. Climb left to the ridge and follow it to a ledge with a small strong cedar tree where the angle of the ridge eases. This tree is a good example of the ancient cedars on the cliff. Don’t sling it – there’s a bolt. Belay here or continue to the top. (Best to continue to the top)

4. 15m Prance on up to the top. Belay off of natural gear immediately at the top of the route, or at the two bolt rappel station. Two ropes are needed for a rappel.

History: FA: David Fisher, Marnie Gilmour, Alan Bruce-Robertson, Kay McCormick, September 1, 1956. May 22, 2013
alan D  
4 pitchs I always thought it was 2 ? Dec 5, 2010