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Beckey route/Speedway T 
CardiYak Rhythm T 
East Face Cracks T 
Hole in My Heaven T 
Madness T 
Porcelain Chicken T 
Reality Check T 
SOMWOW - Seven One Move Wonders Of the World T 
Southwest Gully T 
West Ridge T 
Yak Check T 
Yak Crack T 

Yak Peak Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,900'
Location: 49.6067, -121.1039 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Dru on Aug 13, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: Descent route, north side, Yak Peak


A large slabby granite dome located immediately northwest of Coquihalla Pass and easily accessed from Highway 5. Rock quality is variable but generally good. The ease of access, visibility and short approach have led to many climbs being established.

Getting There 

From Highway 5, park at Zopkios Rest Area and walk east along the highway about 1km. A cairned trail leads upwards to the base in about 30 minutes/300m elevation gain.

Climbing Season

Weather station 24.5 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Yak Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Yak Peak:
SOMWOW - Seven One Move Wonders Of the World   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 14 pitches, 790'   
Yak Check   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1500'   
CardiYak Rhythm   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 17 pitches, 2000'   
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Featured Route For Yak Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: TOPO: Red line shows the line of Yak Check as seen...

Yak Check 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  North America : Canada : ... : Yak Peak
This is the link-up of the lower half of Yak Crack with the upper half of Reality Check. It is consistently 5.8 to 5.9 on the cruxes for most of the pitches, and combines the good rock on the lower pitches of Yak Crack with the quality upper climbing of Reality Check while missing out the hard and runout crux of the latter route.There are various ways to start - don't try directly up the lower corner as it blanks out and is hard. One way that works is to solo up corners (5.2) to the ledge and bl...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Yak from Zoipkos Rest Area in September 2017.
Yak from Zoipkos Rest Area in September 2017.
Rock Climbing Photo: Yak Peak from the highway in late spring condition...
Yak Peak from the highway in late spring condition...

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