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Rock climbing Powell River · Fri. Jun. 27th - Tue. Jul. 1st

Warning: This is an old trip - it already happened

Warning, this trip has been cancelled : Weather forecast looks bad and interest is too low. Will go to Skaha instead - see message board post.

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Organized by: Jens Vent-Schmidt.

Start: Friday, Jun. 27th, 6:00 pm
End: Tuesday, Jul. 1st, 8:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: email faff


While Squamish is world-famous and well developped, Powell River seems to have at least as much rock but is a lot more quiet and has plenty of unclimbed rock.

Access is more difficult and takes around 5h from Vancouver, since it requires taking several ferries up the Sunshine Coast.

I read about this area a while ago in Gripped and always wanted to check it out. I've met the author of this blog ( and local of Powell River during our Smith Rock tour in Easter. We've been chatting about Powell and decided that July super-long weekend is a great time to come and check it out.

There are many options of first ascents (didn't you always want to name a line) and plenty of trad, sport and bouldering options.

I plan to go there with at least one, max. two cars. This trip is not beginner-friendly and everyone has to be self-sufficient (at least lead sport) in their climbing. We can figure out partners as we go.

The plan is to check out several spots around Powell River and the Eldred Valley.

We'll organize the faff by email; let me know by June 24th whether you're committed, so I can arrange the going list.

Posted: 2014-04-22 14:25:58
Last modified: 2014-06-25 22:09:04