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Murrin Park  


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Description 

Murrin Park is an excellent collection of granite crags just south of Squamish. The variety of climbing is outstanding as there are easy slabs, excellent trad routes at all grades, big overhangs, long vertical sport routes, and testpiece cracks.

Most of the cliffs are east facing making for shaded afternoon climbing on hot days. Some are secluded enough to make for peaceful days even on busy weekends. The lake a great place for a dip to cool off at the end of the day.

Getting There 

Driving north on Highway 99 towards Squamish, you pass through Brittannia Beach with its gold mine tour and tourist shops. The road then climbs a continuous hill and after a few curves you'll see Browning Lake on your left and signs for Murrin Park. Pull off into the parking lot just past the lake. Pay if the machine is working and you don't want to live on the wild side.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.4 miles from here

136 Total Routes

['4 Stars',18],['3 Stars',59],['2 Stars',47],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',7],['5.7',9],['5.8',10],['5.9',12],['5.10',36],['5.11',26],['5.12',18],['5.13',4],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',4],['V2-3',8],['V4-5',2],['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 Murrin Park:
The World's Toughest Milkman   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   The Milkman's Wall
The Reacharound   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Lakeside in the Woods
Wicker Cranium   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Up Among the Firs
Zoe   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Zoe
Geneside   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Genesis
Totally Clips   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Up Among the Firs
A Little Testis   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Up Among the Firs
Even Steven   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 105'   Petrifying Wall
Poster Boy   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Up Among the Firs
The Burglar   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 80'   Lakeside in the Woods
Pleasant Pheasant   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Petrifying Wall
Hypertension   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Nightmare Rock
Perspective   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Nightmare Rock
No Name Road   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Petrifying Wall
Horrors of Ivan   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   The Milkman's Wall
Burning Down the Couch   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Petrifying Wall
Sentry Box   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Nightmare Rock
Black Water   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Petrifying Wall
The Flingus Cling   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Petrifying Wall
Flight of the Challenger   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Petrifying Wall
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Featured Route For Murrin Park
Kevin Vallely through the first crux of Jeff and t...

Jeff and the Giant Reach 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  North America : Canada : ... : Zoe
Start just left of Zoe and work through progressively thinner edges. Your footwork will be tested here. A couple of big reaches take you to a very difficult transition from being splayed out on the wall to underclinging while leaning back to keep your feet smearing on a smooth vertical wall. Work your way along the undercling until it curves up into a layback. The final headwall is easier but the glacier polish isn't forgiving if the earlier sections have left you pumped....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Browning Lake is a great place to cool off after c...
BETA PHOTO: Browning Lake is a great place to cool off after c...
A map of the Murrin Park loop trail, showing the l...
BETA PHOTO: A map of the Murrin Park loop trail, showing the l...

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