Abraham Lake Boulders (The Foulton Boulder)
FAs- locals, tourists from long long ago
This area of colorful boulders along the pebbly beach has been extensively climbed on for 15 years or more by many from the local outdoor program and general local folk.
From the east, after a short time of driving along the lake is an “S” curve and a jutting island tourists hike out onto. Park before the “S” curve. Some orange and white boulders can be seen along the lake looking back north. Pop over the guardrail and hike to them in minutes. There are a few more problems on the hillside west of the highway but more exploration is needed to pin stuff down. This is a very fun place to play for a morning warm-up session; the rock is great, the lake beautiful and is a good place to sunbathe and sit around and make plans.
The Foulton Boulder(V1) the boulder problem to stop for that all will get a kick out of. Start on north face and traverse around the lip(crux) and finish on the west face. Variations.
Cancun Dracula(V2) above road just into the trees. Start low and overcome the roof. This route was cleaned in 2006 but since this whole beach bouldering area was climbed on at least 15 years ago, maybe our freeze/thaws re-loosened holds again?!
info August 2006
Would be an eerie place to encounter a bear as there are loads of berries here amongst very tricky hiking over deadfall.
Park about 1.7km south of the Rampart Hostel where a dark boulder can be seen 25m from the road. A cairn is visible through an opening in the bush. Grizzly Drivethru(VB) traverses from the right and around the arete to the corner and go up. A log-hoppin five minutes scramble up leads to a white boulder project. Climb the wall without using the tree.