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Commonwealth Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Mark van Eijk on Jul 6, 2013  with updates from Anders Mjos

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The Commonwealth is a popular, new traditional area which offers a very high density of high-quality moderate climbs ranging in length from 15-30m. The approach is short and well developed, protection tends to be plentiful, all anchors are bolted with chains, and the rock has been cleaned immaculately. The crag faces south-east and is heavily shaded, making it very pleasant on hot summer afternoons.

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Getting There 

From the murrin parking lot, walk along the shore of the lake until you re-enter the forest. Keep an eye out for a large boulder on your left and a trail will appear on your right (same as for pet wall). Hike up, then down for about a minute and take the first obvious right (flagged with orange markers). Two more minutes and you're there.

Climbing Season

For the Squamish area.

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Commonwealth

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Commonwealth:
Ancient Squamish Secret   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
It's Not Easy Being Green   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
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It's Not Easy Being Green 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  North America : Canada : ... : Commonwealth
The crag's sole mixed route, start up a fun finger crack to the very restful alcove then move onto the face above. Pass two bolts on thin, cruxy moves, punch it through 20 more feet with decent, but spacey protection to a short and very fun horizontal crack to top out. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Aug 5, 2014
Absolutely fabulous wall for a family outing. The climbs are perfect for kids, with many of them starting easy and getting harder up top. We had a great day with our kids - 6 and 9.
By Stefan D
Aug 30, 2014
Nice small area we stumbled across per accident, topo-folder is located on one of the trees there.

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