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Horne Lake Rock Climbing 

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The best sport climbing in western Canada is to be found at Horne Lake. Climbing at Horne Lake is a sensitive issue! In the past it has been officially closed. Now locals seem open to climbing but be respectful. Please be very discrete and respect to the locals as they hold the key to ongoing future access! Pack out ALL waste and garbage. Please keep the noise down and do not make it obvious that you are there! DO NOT CAMP in the clear cut or near the the climbs. Camping is available at the Horn Lake Adventure Camp just down the road. Please do not park on the road! Drive up into the clear cut below the cliff and park there. No problem with a small car (2wd) There is ample parking available. Caution: Watch for ticks in the Spring!

Getting There 

From Nanaimo, get on the highway northbound (Hwy. 19). After 50 km, look for the Provincial Park signs at the Horne Lake Exit Exit #75. Turn left off the highway and follow the signs for 12 km along the gravel road. Follow signs for the "Horn Lake Caves" Continue past cabins along the lake until you come to an unmistakably large cliff on your right. Drive up into the clear cut and park there. The trail leads off left and up into the trees. A 15min streuous hike will deposite you at the climbs. The first split in the trail apears after 10min, if you go left, you will reach the boss wall. If you go right you will continue up the the rest of the sectors. The second split in the trail comes just below the amphitheatre. If you go left you will come to the "Century Wall", "Lama Ledge", and the "Easter egg wall". If you continue right up the trail, you will reach the "Amphitheatre". If you then continue past the amphitheatre to the right, you will come to "Stage Right" and then finally to the "Orange Wall".

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.2 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Horne Lake

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Horne Lake:
Quarter Century Girl   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport   
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Featured Route For Horne Lake
Rock Climbing Photo: Tony Touch

Jesus Save the Pushers 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  North America : Canada : ... : Horne Lake
Bust past the anchors of plastic Jesus and fire up the steep overhangs above. No 'hard moves', but long route + steep wall....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Jasin Nazim 1
May 15, 2015
looking to try out the climbing at Horne Lake sometime in the next couple weeks (between May 20-30). Is there a good chance I'll find climbing partners there if i just show up alone? Anyone want to check it out with me?
By Aimee Rose
From: Bend, or
Jan 20, 2017
How strenuous is the hike? Could an average 5 year old do it?
By KevinM
Feb 1, 2017
Hey Aimiee,
The hike is not that bad but the hang is not that kid friendly in spots. Traversing rope hand lines over cliffs.
By Jerimiah Gentry
From: Denver, CO
Jun 17, 2017
Aimee does not have the avg 5yo. :) But yeah hand lines over cliffs don't sound kid friend.

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