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Old Hope Bouldering  

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This is ground zero for boulder development in the Fraser Valley. A 1km stretch of boulders along HWY 1 with 300+ problems which include three of the best problems in western Canada, Leviathan V9, Blade of Lightning V10, and Nautilus V10.

This was the first area in the Valley to see development back in 1998. Lack of traffic over the past few years has caused second growth to appear on most of the boulders, but a large scale cleanup is now underway.

Getting There 

The boulders are located on the south side of Hwy 1 in the Hope direction about 1km past the Hunter Creek exit. Most people park on the grass right off the HWY (this is illegal), while others will drive right up to the boulders using the pipeline clearcut (having a 4x4 is a good idea),and some climbers park at the Hunter Creek rest stop and make the hike up Hunter Creek Road and then cut back down onto the HWY.

There is now a large clearing at the Big Bang Boulders which can also be used for camping. You can access all the areas by following the 1 km trail that runs along the tree line. You will see access trails to all areas.

Climbing Season

For the Fraser Valley Area area.

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

32 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Old Hope Bouldering:
Battle of Five Armies (BFA)   V4 6B     Boulder   Big Sky Boulder
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Blade of Lightning along with project start.

Blade of Lightning V10 7C+  North America : Canada : ... : The Morgul Boulder (Lightni...
One of the best problems in the Valley. An aesthetically beautiful line on perfect holds. Climbed back in 2001 by Nate Woods, this problem just saw its first repeat almost 10 years later. Throw for a good undercling/edge from an iron cross SDS. Work your way onto the big lightning bolt shaped diagonal sloping rail and follow a series of sloping humps and depressions. A tricky move at the end of the big rail will set you up with hands matched on a thin rail. Head straight up the face on thin hold...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Old Hope Bouldering Slideshow Add Photo
Nate on The Bat Cave V8
Nate on The Bat Cave V8
Quinn Chevalier on Cross of Iron V3
Quinn Chevalier on Cross of Iron V3
Nate on The Bat Cave V8
Nate on The Bat Cave V8
Marc-Andre Leclerc on Nautilus V10
Marc-Andre Leclerc on Nautilus V10

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