|Fraser Valley Area
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The Fraser Valley is the large area spanning from Abotsford to Hope B.C. The climbing in the area is mostly single pitch trad routes and bolted sport routes. There are also several major and popular mountains in this area (i.e. Mt. Slesse, Rexford, and the Cheam Range). The Rock can vary from solid granite to limestone and, unfortunately, some very loose and flaky volcanic rock (mostly in the Cheam Range).
From Vancouver follow Hwy 1 east until you reach the valley.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Fraser Valley Area:
Featured Route For Fraser Valley Area
Suspension of Disbelief
: ... : Elbow Lake bouldering
Start down in the cave on two smooth edges, paste your feet on, and throw for the fat shelf. Use some trickery to make the 4+ foot reach to a couple of small insets on the roof. Work your way into a crazy overhead heel hook and reach out to a bad mono/thumb catch on the featureless arete to set you up for the crux sequence. Climb through the steep scoop and finish up the face using the arete. The stump may be removed in the future for aesthetic reasons but will not effect how the problem is done...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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|Comments on Fraser Valley Area
Oct 25, 2009
I went to the othello tunnels and saw a bolt next to what looked to be a cool line, just wondering if anyone has any info on the area.
Oct 26, 2009
It's a line that the riggers created during the filming of First Blood. not an actual route per se. The bolts are old non-stainless ones too.
May 14, 2010
deepwater soloing, jumping off waterfalls, climbing up water falls.... serious fun rest day activity check with your locals ask about Fire Creek.
|By C. G.|
Mar 2, 2011
The photos make me excited. What is there for camping in the area? Everything dried up somewhat by late spring?
Mar 2, 2011
CG,check out the Campground Boulder, at The Shire, at Silver Lake. The best camping spot in the valley.
|By Mr. K|
May 18, 2011
Heads up, we saw a couple bears last night at old hope boulders (Big Sky Boulder, to be specific). One was definitely a cub, and the other was huge.
May 23, 2011
The bear is back at Harrison too.
May 25, 2011
Yohan, I saw that line you were talking about and yes the bolt is nothing you would want to clip but the climbing is good... hard but good and the gear is good up to the wide crack up top I didn't have enough gear to finish but I plan on going back soon and giving er!
| || |Just ABOVE THAT BOLT... good nut placement.
Submitted By: C-Tuttle on May 25, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
Thats so sick!!! I've been meaning to the tunnels to climb that line. Fun fact!! -- In rambo first blood rambo down climbs ledges on the wall while getting shot at!
Jul 27, 2011
Going to try to summit rexford on saturday, but I was hoping to find some more information on the location of the trail head and which route would be the best for a single day ascent.
Jan 6, 2012
Is there a guidebook to the Fraser Valley Area?
Jan 8, 2012
there are out of print guides to some areas of the valley and an in-print guide to the bouldering at Hunter Creek. Otherwise, this is your best resource. Plus it's free!
Jan 10, 2012
Any idea where I can grab a copy of the hunter creek guide?
Mar 13, 2013
Updated 2nd Edition Hunter Creek Select Guide book will be available soon through Mt. Waddingtons Outdoor store in Chilliwack or through Project Climbing in Abbotsford :)
Apr 17, 2013
Hey Mike, Can you put a few things up for Elbow?