Saturday, February 20, 2010

Prince George, B.C - Rock & Ice Climbing Up North!

The Prince George area in northern B.C is a little off the map for most of us, but for those who might venture that way here are a couple of guidebooks/topos to get you out climbing.

The rock climbing is concentrated amongst a few crags, with some really good bouldering near town. If you are willing to go the distance, PG is surrounded by three big mountain ranges; The Rockies, Coast Mountains and The Cariboos. Lots of untouched lines for those willing to seek them out. Included here is the climbing area & bouldering close to town: The Giscome Boulders; which are quite developed and host many good problems, & The Roadside Bluffs; pretty short but sweet, and just above the boudlers,  Also, nearby Mt.Pope is known to have a couple of really good multi-pitch routes. Combined with a few nights camping and some paddling on the nearby Fraser or Holmes Rivers, you could definitley have a fun outdoor adventure here. If you can find 'CENTRAL BC ROCK' by Lyle Knight which is out of print. There is a lot of good info in there about climbing near PG.

As far as the ice climbing is concerned, for people with a sled and a keen sense of adventure, there are limitless possibilities, along with the ACC guide included here that should keep you occupied for a while.
Have fun and enjoy this wonderful area!

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