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Yak Peak  


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Elevation: 6,900'
Location: 49.6067, -121.1039 View Map  Incorrect?
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Yak Peak from the highway in late spring condition...

Description 

A large slabby granite dome located immediately northwest of Coquihalla Pass and easily accessed from Highway 5. Rock quality is variable but generally good. The ease of access, visibility and short approach have led to many climbs being established.

Getting There 

From Highway 5, park at Zopkios Rest Area and walk east along the highway about 1km. A cairned trail leads upwards to the base in about 30 minutes/300m elevation gain.

Climbing Season

For the Fraser Valley Area area.

Weather station 24.5 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',4],['5.9',4],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['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 Yak Peak:
SOMWOW - Seven One Move Wonders Of the World   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 14 pitches, 790'   
Yak Check   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1500'   
CardiYak Rhythm   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 17 pitches, 2000'   
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Featured Route For Yak Peak
TOPO: Red line shows the line of Yak Check as seen...

Yak Check 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c  North America : Canada : ... : Yak Peak
This is the link-up of the lower half of Yak Crack with the upper half of Reality Check. It is consistently 5.8 to 5.9 on the cruxes for most of the pitches, and combines the good rock on the lower pitches of Yak Crack with the quality upper climbing of Reality Check while missing out the hard and runout crux of the latter route.There are various ways to start - don't try directly up the lower corner as it blanks out and is hard. One way that works is to solo up corners (5.2) to the ledge and bl...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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