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Eldred Valley 

Powell River Rock Climbing 

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Powell River offers excellent climbing. Everything from bouldering, sport, and trad. The Eldred Valley has enough rock to easily rival Squamish. The Climbers Guide to Powell River is available at MEC and at the following locations in Powell RIver: Breakwater Books, Powell River Outdoors, and Powell River Tourist Info Center.

Getting There 

From Vancouver, take 2 ferries, starting from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale, then drive the sunshine coast and hop on another ferry from Earls Cove to Saltery Bay. Keep in mind the second ferry is free. The total time for the trip is around 3-4 hours.

From Vancouver Island, take the ferry from Comox to Powell River. The ferry is an hour and a half.

For info on ferry schedules and fares visit

For additional info on the Eldred Valley area of Powell River visit:

Vancouver Island Climbing

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

49 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Powell River

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Powell River:
Schizophrenia   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, Grade III   Eldred Valley : Psyche Slab
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Featured Route For Powell River
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitches 2 and 3.

Original Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  North America : Canada : ... : Khartoum
Follow Obvious left facing dihedral to vertical crack system seen from base of wall where tail ends.After technical cracks, follow obvious weakness (5th class) to alcove. From alcove head right, through chimney and up to obvious "finish fins"No fixed anchors on route, all gear belays.To descend(rap), see topo....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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