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New two-pitch route in Squamish

The new Sea-to-Sky gondola has opened access to some off-piste rock. New routes are being developed and one wall with potential is Wrinkle Rock.

Wrinkle Rock is named for itsĀ folded granite features. It offers a range of easier routes that are a combination of crack and slab affair. Rising up from some lovely big first growth and a jumble of large boulders, this uniquely shaped granite formation is only a 15-minute walk downhill from the top of the gondola. It is directly adjacent to the lift line and has some amazing views from the top.

Aaron Kristiansen and Charles Theodore climbed a great looking two-pitch 5.10 on May 24.

Aaron named the route Isla In The Sky, it is named after his daughter Isla, pronounced eye-la.

Pitch one, 5.10b: A boulder start gains bomber hand jams to the steep off width crack. Make your way up the off width, to a good rest. Continue up the flaring crack protected by two bolts to the belay anchor.

Pitch two, 5.9: Follow the bolts up the arete gaining the gear protected crack, finish up the bolted face to the belay.

Walk off or rappel off the anchors to climbers left.

Another popular crag accessed by the gondola is the Ultraviolet Crag, for info see here.




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