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Canadian North Cascades Rock Climbing 

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Most of the North Cascades are in Washington state. The Fraser River separates the North Cascades from the Coast Range. South of the Fraser River and north of the international border, there are important north cascade peaks in British Columbia.

British Columbia's North Cascades have the two best faces in the entire Cascade Range; Mount Sleese and Steinbok Peak. Yak Peak's face also looks better than Liberty Bell, Bear Mountain, Index, or Mox Peaks.


John Scurlock's Gallery has lots of cascade photos, including Slesse Mountain and Cathedral Peak.

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For the British Columbia area.

Weather station 5.4 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Canadian North Cascades

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Canadian North Cascades:
West Ridge   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches   Western Chilliwack Range : Mount Rexford
North Pillar   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 500'   Western Chilliwack Range : Mt. Slesse
Northeast Buttress   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 25 pitches   Western Chilliwack Range : Mt. Slesse
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Northeast Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  North America : Canada : ... : Mt. Slesse
This is an absolute classic route, one of the 50, moderate, with excellent climbing, exposure, and adventure. It is not to be underestimated though, as it is also very remote and requires a certain amount of detailed planning and luck with the weather. It has been climbed in a day, but most parties do it in two nights and 3 days. Day one is to get there, arrange the shuttle and hike to the propeller cairn or wooded knoll, day two for the climb, and beginning of the descent to the forested kno...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By K-Mack
From: Kamloops
Apr 2, 2013
Does anyone know the name of this mountain? While driving through chilliwack towards Vancouver, if you look to your left at the lickman exit, there are some valleys and the one to the far right has a mountain in the background that kinda resembles the Matterhorn, kinda spire like, Its been in my mind since I first saw it
By Dru
Apr 13, 2013
You mean either Slesse or Tomyhoi. If you can see a big flat glacier bench left of the summit, then Tomyhoi.

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