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Northwood Bluffs

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Northwood Bluffs  Rock Climbing 

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Location: 49.18076, -124.04767 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: RBS on Aug 17, 2014
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A shaded 30m cliff just minutes from Nanaimo with great views up top of Nanaimo, the Strait of Georgia and Coast Mountains. Approximately 16 routes mostly bolted with some trad and mixed climbing. Very grippy basalt rock.

Getting There 

Access routes at end of Northwood road. Hike up gated logging road for approx 100m before finding trail on the right. Once on trail you should arrive at the base of the climbs in 10mins.

Climbing Season

For the British Columbia area.

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Northwood Bluffs
Rock Climbing Photo: May Contain Nuts 5.10a

May Contain Nuts 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  North America : Canada : ... : Northwood Bluffs
Super grippy basalt route - not without its challenges! Easy climb up the first section to a smooth 6x6 area of rock you need to traverse around the left to get past. Make your way up the jagged holds (some small, but excellent grip) to the crux - a slight overhang. Holds aren't always in eyesight so feel around. Once you're high enough to grab the small jug, the grade lessens for the remaining 20 feet and you can charge the summit!...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Northwood Bluffs Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the top of the crag
View from the top of the crag
Rock Climbing Photo: 'may contain nuts' (5.10a)
'may contain nuts' (5.10a)
Rock Climbing Photo: Walking the logging road to Northwood Bluffs.
Walking the logging road to Northwood Bluffs.
Rock Climbing Photo: The approach to Northwood Bluffs begins here.
The approach to Northwood Bluffs begins here.

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By Alli K
Oct 4, 2014
This is wonderful grippy rock, with really long routes, 29 meters, 31 meters, etc. We tied a figure 8 knot at the end of our 60 M rope for safety. It is best to allow a couple of days after rain as the rain seeps through and follows some of the cracks that the routes are on.
As noted, it is still under development and we did knock a few rocks loose. Belayers should wear a helmet and be observant at all times.
This is an excellent place to climb, cleared nicely, nice belay stations. We look forward to coming back.

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