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Chek Rock Climbing 

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Chek is the main crag in the Cheakamus Canyon area. Others nearby include the Rogues Gallery, The Gym, The Rehabilitation Area, etc.

Chek has a lot going for it:
- Canada's hardest sport climbs (up to 5.14c)
- a lot of climbs in the each of the 5.11, 5.12 and 5.13 grades
- enough 5.9 and 5.10 sport climbs to make the area non-exclusive
- close to the road, but with good parking and shielded from road noise
- a port-a-potty (thanks to the BC Climber's Access Society)

Getting There 

Drive north from Squamish on Highway 99 about 25 km and turn right on to the Conroy Creek Forest Service Road. This steep gravel road has been graded recently (spring 2007) and most cars shouldn't have too much trouble getting right to the large upper parking lot. However, if the road has deteriorated by the time you get there, or have a finicky car, you can park at the bottom of the hill where there's room for six or seven cars. Or you can go partway up the hill to a recently built intermediate lot (this is where the port-a-potty) is located.

From the upper parking lot you can see the sub areas of Conroy's Castle on the north side of the road, the Forgotten Wall along the west edge of the lot, and the Foundation Wall to the south of the parking lot. Most of the other cliffs are located along a trail heading south from the lot.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

85 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',36],['2 Stars',38],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Chek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chek:
Emil and the Detectives   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 130'   Conroy's Castle
Charlotte's Web   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 130'   Conroy's Castle
Master of My Domain   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 160'   The Crest
Western Harlot   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 338'   The Outpost
Sacrilege   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 240'   Toxic Lichen
Low Impact   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   Forgotten Wall
Instant Classic   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Conroy's Castle
The Voodoo That You Do   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   Forgotten Wall
Centurion   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 6 pitches, 550'   The Outpost
Kigijiushi   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 82'   The Main Event
Bullet The Blue Car   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Forgotten Wall
Creepy Crawlers   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Forgotten Wall
The Mutation   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 45'   Toxic Lichen
Rug Munchers   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Forgotten Wall
Mrs. Negative   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 35'   Toxic Lichen
The Incredible Journey   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 85'   Forgotten Wall
From Beneath You It Devours    5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Forgotten Wall
The Fleeing Heifer   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport   The Circus
The Boiler Room   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport   Forgotten Wall
Bottom Feeder   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Circus
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Featured Route For Chek
Rock Climbing Photo: Western Harlot Topo

Western Harlot 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  North America : Canada : ... : The Outpost
P1: 25m, 5.7, 6 boltsFollow the faint arrete after the blocky start. The crux is just below the anchor.P2: 30m, 5.9, 11 boltsGet to the fault and inch right looking for holds as it gets steeper. Easier above.P3: 28m, 5.8, 8 boltsWork your way up to the rest before the crux. Left or right here? Belay next to the old stump.P4: 20m, 5.3, 3 boltsUp the blunt ridge with amazing views. Bring a picnic for the top.CAUTION: Consider this climb a mountaineering route. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Peter Spindloe
From: North Vancouver, BC
Dec 27, 2008
Good video

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