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Take the Cypress Bowl exit in West Vancouver off the Highway #1. Go about 2 km to the first switch-back. Parking is allowed on the west (downhill) side of the road just before the access to the West Vancouver Works Yard. Currently the signs indicate parking is permitted after 5 pm and on weekends.
Parking restrictions along the Cypress Road are posted.
Walk to where the road starts to curve to the right. At this point, turn left and follow a trail downhill across a gravel service road and then on downhill, just right of the BP Development Corporation white sign. Carry on downhill through the forest. When you come to a small mossy bluff, turn right and follow the trail across a creek and westward to Arbutus Grove. Walking time is less than 10 minutes.
Sun Shine / Shade:
Many of the problems will be too hot on a July or August afternoon/evening.
Type Of Climbing:
The crag is best suited for beginner and intermediate climbers. There are about 25 boulder problems to V5, mostly V0 - V2. There are 6 lead/top-rope routes, 3-4 bolts long, 5.10a to 5.11d.
Good problems, good views and closer than Squamish make this an attractive climbing spot for a few hours of fun. The freeway makes it a little noisy. Low vegetation (due to power line clearing) makes this area very fast to dry out.
<= 5.8 - ?
5.9 - ?
5.10 - ?
5.11 - ?
5.12 - ?
5.13 - ?
5.14 - ?
? Sport Routes
? Mixed / Trad Routes
? Boulder Problems
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