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Vancouver Area Rock Climbing 


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The city of Vancouver is the biggest in BC and home to lots of climbers. The closest "good" climbing is in the direction of Squamish, but the locals have combed the woods and coasts and haven't come up empty-handed. There are some established small crags and bouldering areas good for a short day or a workout.

For argument's sake, let's include everything south of Porteau Cove in this area to distinguish it from Squamish.

Getting There 

Big City. Hard to miss.

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144 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',35],['2 Stars',49],['1 Star',20],['Bomb',6]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',6],['5.8',10],['5.9',17],['5.10',41],['5.11',28],['5.12',10],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',8],['V2-3',13],['V4-5',8],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Vancouver Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Vancouver Area:
Cypress Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 50'   Cypress Falls : Knuckle Head
Full Moon Rising   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   Quarry Rock: The Marina and...
Pool Boy   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 40'   Cypress Falls : Cougar Crag
Lubo   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Sully's Hangout
Wingman   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Sully's Hangout
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Photos of Vancouver Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The suspended walkways at the Capilano Suspension ...
The suspended walkways at the Capilano Suspension ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Capilano Suspension bridge in North Vancouver....
The Capilano Suspension bridge in North Vancouver....
Rock Climbing Photo: Crown Mountain and The Camel in March 2004.
Crown Mountain and The Camel in March 2004.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at Crown Pass from the Hanes Valley.  F...
Looking up at Crown Pass from the Hanes Valley. F...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking north at Crown Mountain and The Camel.  Fr...
Looking north at Crown Mountain and The Camel. Fr...
Rock Climbing Photo: From the summit of Crown Mountain looking south to...
From the summit of Crown Mountain looking south to...

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By See Brown
Mar 16, 2011
There's actually quite a bit of climbing in and around Vancouver, more so than one might think and worth checking out even if Squamish is right up the road .. projectclimb.com has quite a bit of the climbs listed with many a topo.