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Old Hope Bouldering Rock Climbing 


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Marc-Andre Leclerc on Nautilus V10

Description 

This is ground zero for boulder development in the Fraser Valley. A 1km stretch of boulders along HWY 1 with 300+ problems which include three of the best problems in western Canada, Leviathan V9, Blade of Lightning V10, and Nautilus V10.

This was the first area in the Valley to see development back in 1998. Lack of traffic over the past few years has caused second growth to appear on most of the boulders, but a large scale cleanup is now underway.

Getting There 

The boulders are located on the south side of Hwy 1 in the Hope direction about 1km past the Hunter Creek exit. Most people park on the grass right off the HWY (this is illegal), while others will drive right up to the boulders using the pipeline clearcut (having a 4x4 is a good idea),and some climbers park at the Hunter Creek rest stop and make the hike up Hunter Creek Road and then cut back down onto the HWY.

There is now a large clearing at the Big Bang Boulders which can also be used for camping. You can access all the areas by following the 1 km trail that runs along the tree line. You will see access trails to all areas.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',9],['V4-5',8],['V6-7',6],['V8-9',5],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Old Hope Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Old Hope Bouldering:
Battle of Five Armies (BFA)   V4 6B     Boulder   Big Sky Boulder
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Featured Route For Old Hope Bouldering
Rock Climbing Photo: Brock sticking the sloping lip on the FA.

Nautilus V10 7C+  North America : Canada : ... : The Leviathan Boulder
Start as for Leviathan but head up and left with a big throw to the sloping lip. Traverse left and mantle the steep, blank slab. One of the best in Canada....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Old Hope Bouldering Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sticking the big move on BFA
Sticking the big move on BFA
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Nate on The Bat Cave V8
Rock Climbing Photo: Nate on The Bat Cave V8
Nate on The Bat Cave V8
Rock Climbing Photo: Quinn Chevalier on Cross of Iron V3
Quinn Chevalier on Cross of Iron V3

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