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Revision as of 17:11, 16 March 2004

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Introduction

Buildering involves climbing buildings, or other man-made structures not explicitly designed for that purpose. UBC has a long tradition of buildering. There are many established routes around campus. On the most part, this is a fairly "hush-hush" activity, since it's legality is questionable. The best way to get involved is to hang around the right people and get invited on an outting.

Route information

There is also the old buildering guide to UBC (1960's vintage). Ask the Archivist about it if you're really interested. Some of the routes can still be done today while others may no longer exist. There was also an article or two in some VOC Journals (see article by Ard Arvin VOCJ 2001/2002).

A few classic "buildering" routes are:

  • Buchanan Traverse
  • Koerners
  • SRC (up the grates on the east side)
  • cracks on Hebb
  • really scary climb up Hebb Arete
  • bolt ladder on west tower of Tower's Beach (good for aid practice)

External Links

Buildering.Net has some information about buildering in general and some UBC specific stuff.