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Golden Canyon Rock Climbing 

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Sunny all day except for the more northern areas that see sun in the afternoon. Fairly secluded. Great granite and seriously beautiful views down the canyon.

"If you are developing a new crag, do some homework. Large parts of land fall under First Nations Land Claims agreements and may be subject to special regulations or considerations. Using land for recreational purposes is allowed under most Land Claims agreements, however modifications to the land such as bolting and cutting trails is usually controlled. Failure to comply with Land Claims agreements could lead to closure of the crag. If you have any questions about a particular area or crag let us know at and we’ll do our
best to answer."
From the first edition of Ryan Agar's guide book to the area: Yukon Climbing Guide.

Getting There 

From town take the Alaska Highway north to the Klondike Highway. After 9km or so you will see signs for Takhini Hotsprings. Take a left onto Takhini Hotsprings road and follow this almost to the end (close to Bean North Cafe). Take a left onto Takhini River road and follow this for another 7km or so. You should cross a small wooden bridge over Flat Creek, and then enter a marshy area. Often times this is really muddy, so unless you have a 4x4, you may want to park here (on the right). From here you can walk another 2.5km to the trailhead, which is near a pond and should have a sign that declares the land ownership. It's about a 10min walk from here. The trail will at one point join another trail, at which point you should turn right. Head up into the canyon.

Climbing Season

For the Canada area.

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Golden Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Golden Canyon:
Yellow Brick Road   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   Cranberry Meadows
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Featured Route For Golden Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Shark Fin!

Shark Fin 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  North America : Canada : ... : Cranberry Meadows
Shark Fin follows a right leaning crack with good gear placements and good rests. Then it zigzags up to a horizontal crack. Head right to the fist-sized crack. No feet make for a committing move into the crack, but after that it's straightforward to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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