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Location: 49.924, -123.1675 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This highly visible buttress sticks out into the Cheakamus River a few hundred meters upstream of the railway trestle. Star Chek takes the crest of the arete while a few other climbs are located on the steeper flanks.

Getting There 

Park at the gravel highway pullout about halfway down the hill when heading north from Chek to Rogues'. From the highway side, just south of a deep chasm with metal railing, follow a cairned trail (Class 2 scrambling) downhill to a ledge on top of Star Chek. Rap in from there, possibly leaving quickdraws on the stations to retrieve on the way back up.

It is also possible to approach the base from the north along the riverbank from the Gotham City area via a sketchy trail across dangerous chossy dirt. At high water levels it is possible to fall into the river and get swept away to your death.

Finally, don't drink the river water as Whistler's semi-treated sewage is pumped in at the dam a few km upstream.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.0 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Galaxy Buttress:
Star Chek   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 3 pitches, 400'   
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Annie Simard seconding the middle pitch of Star Chek above the raging Cheakamus River at high flow.

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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