Abraham Lake Boulders
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 above the ditch but are not as good however some stellar looking HB’s are seen a little up the hill. 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. Potential is very limited. Copacabana and Whitecap are just names, maybe there is a local name, but neither seemed climbed prior to 2006. The main Abraham Lake boulder was likely done decades ago and each generation of climber may have called it something different. However Cancun Dracula, Redneck Tombstone were extensively cleaned however Suck Face had little effort put into it, most of its lose rock came off on falls during calm moments in the tourist traffic below.
1)Copacabana(V1) first rock from road. Go up the north face.
2)Whitecap(V0) go up a white wall with poor landing.
3)Abraham Lake 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.
4)Cancun Dracula(V3) above road just into the trees. Start low and overcome the roof.
5)Suck Face(V3) hike old road to its base. Up steep, bad face and where passing tourists can laugh at you.
6)Redneck Tombstone(V2) try up flakey smooth rock
established 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.