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Cheam Peak Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,903'
Location: 49.1855, -121.6829 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Marc-Andre on Jul 31, 2007
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Description 

Cheam Peak is the Northern Peak of the Cheam Range and is also the most popular mountain in the Range because it is the easiest. It can be hiked from the Cheam-Lady Col (Class 2) and takes at most 4 hours to complete. However, this peak also has several more difficult roues to the summit. The impressive NW (class 4 winter route) and North (class 4 to 5) faces can be seen from the town of Agassiz and the NE ridge is a class 4. Cheam Peak is made up of the loose and flaky volcanic rock that is common in the Cheam Range and Rock Fall is a hazard on the steeper routes.

Getting There 

The Northern Flanks of this mountain can be reached directly from HWY#1 but the Southern side must be accessed from the Chipmunk Creek FSR (requires 4WD).

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.2 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Cheam Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: The Face from the Knoll

North Face/ Northwest Ridge 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  North America : Canada : ... : Cheam Peak
This is a serious mixed climb involving a variety of challenges and made more dangerous because of falling stones. From the snow/talus slope beneath the North Face take avalanche runouts to a wooded knoll in the center of the base of the North Face. Ascend a pocket glacier here, then cut back back left across a rock band for one lead. In winter a 100m/300 ft couloir on the right may be used. Another 1 1/2 leads on snow then take you to the upper rock wall. Traverse right along the base of this ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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