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Charlie Don't Surf S 
Dividing Line, The S 
Dungeon Master, The S 
Good Times S 
Happy Feet S 
Honeymoon's Over, The S 
Hot Chode S 
It's Not About You S 
Kenny vs Spenny S 
Lady Switcher, The S 
Little Tree S 
Mudraker S 
Quaker Oats S 
Serenity Now! S 
Snowglobe S 
Solitary Confinement S 
Story of My Life S 
Typical Squamish S 
Vikings' Are Coming, The S 
Where are they now? S 
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Fern Hill Rock Climbing 

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Location: 49.7224, -123.1025 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Peter Spindloe on Dec 26, 2008

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This is a new old crag. One route was done in 1996 and then over the last year or two (2007 and 2008), Peter Winter cleaned it up and put in about 20 bolted routes. The climbs are primarily 5.11 and 5.12, although there are two at 5.10b and one 5.9.

The wall is taller and steeper than many sport areas around squamish and has good, though-provoking climbing. It faces east and has sun until about noon depending on the season. The base can be buggy, bring bug juice.

Here's a link to a topo that also includes directions.

Peter Winter has requested that TRs be done from draws rather than through the chains; good advice in any area.

Getting There 

While this crag is in the same vicinity as The Sanctuary, the approach is different.

Take the Mamquam Forest Service Road (the one you take for The Apron parking lot), drive past Slhanay (The Squaw) and stay left at the forks until you can park in a clearing just left of a gate (Epcor).

Walk along the trail at the end of the clearing, past concrete barriers, until you can head left onto the Farther Side mountain bike trail. Follow the trail, staying left, until it has turned to head east and is fairly level. In a few minutes the crag should then be just barely visible from the trail, and flagging tape helps locate the very rough trail to the base. You'll probably bushwack the first time. Total time from parking should be 10 to 15 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the Squamish area.

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

28 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Fern Hill

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Fern Hill:
Ants Go Marching   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Good Times   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Burp the Worm   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Fern Hill
Rock Climbing Photo: Christian starting up 3 or 4 Times a Week

Ants Go Marching 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  North America : Canada : ... : Fern Hill
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