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Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Climbing & Caving

Rock climbing (Don Weixl photo)

Rock climbing (Don Weixl photo)

The rugged Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region offers climbers towering mountains, challenging rock formations and vertical canyons. Many of the climbing areas are relatively undiscovered, which means few crowds.

This region has unique geography within British Columbia. Unlike most rock climbing in BC, which involves granite (like Squamish near Vancouver or Skaha Bluffs in the Okanagan), many rock climbing areas in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast are made of limestone – allowing climbers to experience a new type of rock on their outings.

Good places to explore include Marble Canyon Provincial Park, which is known as the "Cinderella of BC Rock," routes on the Central Coast around Bella Coola, or the bluffs at Williams Lake, which have a multitude of routes ranging from easy to difficult at spots like Esler Bluffs, Alkali Bluff or Moon Road Bluff.

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