The heart of rock and ice climbing on Vancouver Island is found in the Island alpine. The craggy spires and rolling ridges of the Island Alps are a climbers playground. Peaks high and rugged enough to offer stout challenge yet accessible and temperate for a variety of commitment.
Here's a few ways to plan your next Island Alpine adventure:
For information on Island sport climbing see our crags directory>
Updates - Island Select 2-1-2015
- New eBook Updates
Island Alpine Select eBook editions on iTunes and Google Play have been updated. Look for minor corrections and some updates including new access info for Mt Schoen and new route info on Great West Couloir Mt Colonel Foster.
New Routes 30-12-2014
- Check out the new routes page
Several new routes have been climbed and submitted since Island Alpine Select hit print in November. Find out details on new climbs on Mt Adam, Merlon, King's Peak ice and the Great West Couloir Mt Colonel Foster, winter ascent
Recreational Access Closure
- Main Gully Trail & Judges Route
Effective December 10, these two trails are closed weekdays to the public.
Forest operations are in the area; this closure is necessary to provide for safe conditions for all.
This closure is anticipated to extend until early April 2015.