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One of the biggest mountain ranges in the world, the Coast Range extends from Vancouver northward, 1,800 kilometers, to the Yukon near Skagway. A big fault up the Haines Cutoff separates the granite of the Coast Range from the yuckrock of the Saint Elias Mountians.

A vast wilderness of fjords, rain forests, and icy peaks was how past writers described the Coast Mountains. Today, thanks to unrestrained logging, we can just say: "A vast wilderness of icy peaks." Actually, one area has been left almost as wild as when it was first climbed, the Canadian side of the Devils Thumb. But the coastal forests have seen a lot of action from Vancouver north to Bella Coola.


Perhaps the best synthesis of mountaineering knowledge for the entire range is Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis , by John Baldwin.

The best current coverage for Coast Range exploration is the Canadian Alpine Journal. Some good explorer names to look up; Don & Phyllis Munday, Dick & Alice Culbert, Don Serl, and the late John Clarke.

Climbers in search of new routes will be interested in what John Scurlock's folder of coast range peaks can reveal.

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10 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Coast Range

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Coast Range:
Bravo Glacier    5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b AI3 M3+     Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 10 pitches, 7500'   Waddington Range : Mount Waddington (4,019m)
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Featured Route For Coast Range
Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful hand drawn topo from the hut book

Tantalus Standard Route 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  North America : Canada : ... : Tantalus

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By Dru
Apr 15, 2011
There is no such area as the "Coast Range" in BC. The name of the mountains is the Coast Mountains. See here:

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