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Strathcona Provincial Park Rock Climbing 

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Strathcona is British Columbia's oldest Provincial Park. It is located in the centre of Vancouver Island and protects about 250,000 hectares.

The climbing in Strathcona Park is excellent and ranges from the limestone cliffs of Marblerock Canyon to the dramatic alpine walls of Mt Colonel Foster. Because most of the park is designated as 'Wilderness Conservation' no bolting is permitted by the BC Park Act. But that's fine because all the climbing routes established to date have been climbed with clean (trad) protection.

Getting There 

Strathcona Park is a large area with a variety of access options. The principle highway corridors are Highway 4 at the south end which can be used to reach Great Central Lake and logging roads into Oshinow Lake; Highway 19 and the Strathcona Parkway which is the only paved road to reach the sub-alpine at Mt Washington Resort; Highway 28 which cuts through the northern part of the park between Campbell River and Gold River, the Buttle Lake Parkway runs south from Highway 28 along the east shore of Buttle Lake; and lastly are logging roads on the northeast and northwest sides of the park.

Climbing Season

Weather station 13.6 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Strathcona Provincial Park
Rock Climbing Photo: F.O.P. (110m WI4 R)

FOP WI4 R  North America : Canada : ... : King's Peak
Approach from Lower Meadow: Continue up "Main Glacier Gully", climbing numerous short (up to 25ft) steps of varying ice (up to WI3), rock, and snow, if formed, the route should be visible on the rock wall to climbers left, about 2/3's of the way up the gully. Many parties may choose to pitch out the ice steps in gully approach, but on the FA the party chose to solo the approach ice. (30-40 mins from Lower Meadow to base of route)P1 40m (WI3) - Climb an initial 15m on lower angle snow ice. At 15-...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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