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The Zip crag is a small but high quality cliff featuring a must-do classic crack ("The Zip"), two sport routes and a couple of more obscure lines.

Getting There 

This crag is found along the Blind Channel Trail a little past (south) of the municipal water pipe. You could walk from the road (Logger's Lane) or park at the main parking area, walk along the Valley Trail, past the turnoff to the Smoke Bluff Trail and then turn right off the trail to descend a slab beside the water pipe.

The crag itself is in a little clearing off the Blind Channel Trail and is easily identified as a beautiful boilerplate wall split by a hand sized crack.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Zip

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Zip:
The Zip   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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The Zip 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  North America : Canada : ... : The Zip
It's impossible to miss this climb once at the crag. Start by scrambling onto the obvious ledge. The hand and finger locks on this crack are great, but it's too small for solid foot jams in most places. Small edges provide thin but adequate feet in most places...except the crux. A very fun and well protected climb. It might be a tough on-sight for a beginning 10a leader, but that shouldn't deter anyone from trying....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jun 22, 2013
The new Squamish guide says that this area is closed to climbing- is this still the case? I'm headed up this summer- this is one of my favorite routes in the Bluffs, and I'd love to get on it if access has been re-established.

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