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Looking down the Gorge


Below the highway and above the river. There are quite a number of climbs here including many trad climbs, but one route stands out from the others in terms of traffic, and that is Star Chek. Expect crowds on that climb and no parties on anything else.

Getting There 

There are pullouts half way down the hill and also near the bottom of the hill at an area with billboards. From here, it is possible to scramble down and rap into Star Chek from the top, or to walk from the lower pullout down a bedrock canyon past Gotham City and the Suburb to the river and then along the riverbank on a sketchy trail to the base of Star Chek.

Climbing Season

For the Sea to Sky Corridor area.

Weather station 6.0 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Gorge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Gorge:
Star Chek   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 3 pitches, 400'   Galaxy Buttress
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Star Chek 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  North America : Canada : ... : Galaxy Buttress
There are three to four pitches depending on how you split the route up. Generally done as a short pitch, long pitch and short pitch.P1: 20m 5.7, 3 bolts. Start left of the toe of the arete, at a ledge above the high-water mark. Climb up and right to the crest of the arete and a belay ledge.P2: 40m, 5.6, 8 bolts. Climb on and just left of the crest of the low-angle arete, past an intermediate station used mostly for single rope rappels with short ropes, to gain a big ledge with a number of chain...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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