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Fraser Valley Area  


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Description 

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).

Getting There 

From Vancouver follow Hwy 1 east until you reach the valley.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here

723 Total Routes

['4 Stars',96],['3 Stars',291],['2 Stars',267],['1 Star',59],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',12],['5.7',3],['5.8',19],['5.9',22],['5.10',48],['5.11',23],['5.12',16],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',61],['V2-3',209],['V4-5',143],['V6-7',85],['V8-9',61],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',18],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Fraser Valley Area:
The Frayed Edge of Sanity    V0+ 4+     Boulder   Hunter Creek Bouldering
The Original   V1 5     Boulder   Hunter Creek Bouldering
Pale Face Direct   V2 5+     Boulder   Hunter Creek Bouldering
Battle of Five Armies (BFA)   V4 6B     Boulder   Old Hope Bouldering : Big Sky Boulder
Deckard   V4 6B     Boulder   Hunter Creek Bouldering
Mini Blade   V4 6B     Boulder   Hunter Creek Bouldering
Grendel's Mother   V4 6B R     Boulder, 25'   Hunter Creek Bouldering
Flashbacks of nam   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   Hunter Creek Bouldering
Bewilderbeast   V5 6C     Boulder   Hunter Creek Bouldering
Le Predateur   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   Harrison Bluffs, Harrison H... : West Boulders
Cool Hand Luke   V6 7A     Boulder   Hunter Creek Bouldering
Synergy   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   Hunter Creek Bouldering
SOMWOW - Seven One Move Wonders Of the World   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 14 pitches, 790'   Yak Peak
Yak Check   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1500'   Yak Peak
Sleeping Princess   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   From The Ground Up : Sleeping Princess Area (FTG...
Great Expectations   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   From The Ground Up : Great Expectations Area (FT...
Crystal Ether   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   From The Ground Up : Great Expectations Area (FT...
Shark Tooth Flake   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Harrison Bluffs, Harrison H... : East Wall Trail
Wayback Layback   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   From The Ground Up : Wayback Layback Area (FTGU ...
Back Draft   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Hatzic Prairie
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Featured Route For Fraser Valley Area
Trevor finishing up Pale Face in the moss.

Pale Face V2 5+  North America : Canada : ... : Hunter Creek Bouldering
A fingery rail at head height begins on the far left of the boulder. Begin here and traverse into Pale Face Direct. Finish as for the direct version. Very good problem. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Yohan
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.
By Dru
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.
By Yohan
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?
By Marco
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.
By Dru
May 23, 2011
The bear is back at Harrison too.
By C-Tuttle
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.
Just ABOVE THAT BOLT... good nut placement.
By Yohan
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!
By Yohan
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.
By Dru
Jul 30, 2011
clubtread.com/routes/Route.asp...
By johnthethird
Jan 6, 2012
Is there a guidebook to the Fraser Valley Area?
By Dru
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!
By johnthethird
Jan 10, 2012
Thanks Dru!,

Any idea where I can grab a copy of the hunter creek guide?
By Dru
Jan 13, 2012
At the climbing gym in Abbotsford or from Jer Postal himself.... hmmm only 50 copies were printed, maybe not
jeremypostal.com/index.php/201...
By \\Trevor
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 :)
By Marco
Apr 17, 2013
Hey Mike, Can you put a few things up for Elbow?