Sutton Range Rock Climbing
The Sutton Range is the most interesting group of high mountains for alpine climbing outside of Provincial Parks on Vancouver Island and includes Victoria Peak, Vancouver Island's third highest summit. The rock throughout the range is the typical Karmutzen basalt which is solid and makes for superb climbing.
There are a variety of climbing routes from standard mountaineering routes to long 10+ pitch technical routes. Because these mountains are outside of parks and are on public Crown Land, (with much of the surrounding forest heavily logged), they are good candidates for more intensive climbing development, including the installation of fixed bolted protection - although to date no such development has been necessary.
Access into the Sutton range is from gravel logging roads. From the east follow the White or Adam River roads from Sayward, and from the west use East and West Main or Nimpkish Road that connects the communities of Gold River and Woss.
Climbing Season For the British Columbia area.
Weather station 19.9 miles from here
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Featured Route For Sutton Range
The Sceptre 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c North America
: ... : Victoria Peak
Follows a striking plum line couloir up the west face of Victoria Peak. Typically you wouldn't expect to find a great rock climb in a gully but this route is a definite exception. It is clean, has solid rock, excellent protection and best of all is a long, aesthetic beeline to the summit of a dramatic alpine peak.P1- Gain the base of the gully either direct if the snow cone is high enough, or take a right-trending shallow corner. Steep moves to reach a wide ledge (5.8)P2 - Scramble right over wi...[more] Browse More Classics in International