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Joffre Group Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,000'
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This group consists primarily of Joffre Peak and Mt. Matier. Other peaks in the group include Slalok and Rex' Pillar.

Getting There 

This group is located on Highway 99 between Pemberton and Lillooet. There is a BC Parks parking lot for the popular Joffre Lakes hiking area. Some climbing is approached from here, but most is from Cerise Creek.

The Cerise Creek approach is another 12km past the Joffre Lake parking. Turn right onto a gravel road just before Duffey Lake. This gravel road is about 6km long. Take the first fork to the right and the remaining forks to the left. There are various places to park. The final steep section of the road won't be passable without 4wd, but only cuts off about 500m. Be warned, the trees (alders) that lean over this road will badly scratch up a paint job.

You can completely avoid driving up this road by parking at a pullout on Hwy. 99 well before the turn off for the gravel road and hiking up the "winter trail". This adds a km or two of hiking, but saves your vehicle and doesn't cost that much time since it's slow going up the dirt road.

Climbing Season

Weather station 25.9 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Joffre Group

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Joffre Group:
Southeast Face (standard route)   4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b     Trad, Alpine, 3700'   Mt. Joffre
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Featured Route For Joffre Group
Rock Climbing Photo: The Southeast Face of Mt. Joffre.  The variation s...

Southeast Face (standard route) 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b  North America : Canada : ... : Mt. Joffre
This is the standard route up Joffre, as described in Kevin McLane's Alpine Select book. It's similar to the only route up Joffre described in Matt Gunn's Scrambles in Southwest British Columbia, but they differ in how they start. Interestingly, this route is the hardest route described in Gunn's book and the seventh easiest in McLane's. The books have somewhat different audiences but this route is where they cross over (it's the only one they have in common, if you ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Alpine start on Anniversary Glacier
Alpine start on Anniversary Glacier
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Matier on the left, Joffre on the right.
BETA PHOTO: Mt. Matier on the left, Joffre on the right.

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