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Arbutus Grove

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About Arbutus Grove:

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. Route Information: 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.
Approach: Directions: 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: Parking restrictions along the Cypress Road are posted. Approach: 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.
Approach Time: 10 min
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Rock Type: Granite
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Sun Aspect: All Day Sun


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
6 Average Rating = 0.00/5 One Ended Rope 5.10b 0