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Hwy. 99 North of Whistler

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Hwy. 99 North of Whistler Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Hwy. 99 from Whistler to its terminus at Hwy. 97 near Cache Creek passes through some very mountainous terrain and provides access to fine scrambling and mountaineering, as well as rock climbing and bouldering. Marquee alpine areas include Wedge Mountain and the Joffre group, and there's rock and bouldering to be had near Pemberton.

The summer alpine season is quite short, often limited to August and September, but winter mountaineering and great backcountry skiing can be had. Locals, local shops, and at least four guidebooks provide good information.

Some, but by no means all of the rock climbing in the area is covers in McLane's Whistler Rock Climbs guide.

Getting There 

When you're in Whister, Hwy. 99 is hard to miss. Drive north.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.9 miles from here

56 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',27],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',8],['V2-3',19],['V4-5',15],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hwy. 99 North of Whistler

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hwy. 99 North of Whistler:
Southeast Face (standard route)   4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b     Trad, Alpine, 3700'   Joffre Group : Mt. Joffre
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Featured Route For Hwy. 99 North of Whistler
Rock Climbing Photo: 2 climbers moving along the ridge as the sun rises

Northeast Arete   North America : Canada : ... : Wedge Mountain
From the Wedgemount Hut, gain the glacier and keep left to reach the Wedge - Weart Col. Follow the exposed but easy ridge to the summit. Steepest section is about 45 degrees for maybe a rope length. Descent is either reversing the ridge, the West ridge, or skiing one of the many couloirs/faces. We skied the Northeast Face as a descent....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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