Hidden beneath the cool, shady fir trees on the slopes of Lynn
Peak in North Vancouver is a unique rock cliff. An amazing discovery,
this crag is easily the largest and steepest rock outcropping that is
convenient to access on the entire North Shore. A variety of interesting
rock features give a complex character to the cliff, while the forest
provides a peaceful natural setting.
Rumour has it the crag was stumbled-upon by a young couple
looking to find some “privacy” while out hiking one day. Recently
developed into a sport climbing area, Sully’s Hangout has quickly become a
local favourite and is very busy in the summer. At first glance, the routes
look moderate and straightforward, but the climbing proves challenging.
Difficult cruxy sequences requiring strong technical style are typical of
Sully’s. In fact, the climbing is on average in the 5.11 grade range, but a
number of quality moderates are great for warm-ups and beginners too.
Sully’s Hangout is located on the steep west side of Lynn Peak’s
long southern shoulder, within the boundaries of the LSCR, or Lower
Seymour Conservation Reserve (formerly known as the “Demonstration
Forest”). Although access is available through the Lynn Headwaters
Regional Park, the most reliable access point is the LSCR. From highway
#1 northbound take exit 22a and follow Lillooet Road north past Capilano
College all the way to the main LSCR parking lot.
Then take the Lynn Headwaters Connector Trail north, passing
the Rice Lake area, until you reach the Lynn Loop Trail turnoff on the
right. Follow the Lynn Loop Trail steeply upwards. Just a few steps before
you reach the junction with the Lynn Peak trail, look for a small cairn on
the right. Step over and find a small track leading up the slope. Follow it
and shortly the crag will loom above you...
|1||3M *||5.8 *||6|
|3||Little Lula *||5.9 *||1|
|4||3M Extension *||5.10a *||3|
|5||Lubo *||5.11a *||4|
|6||A Bunch of B.S. *||5.8||3|
|7||The Rookie *||5.8||3|
|8||Dynamic Duo *||5.10b *||5|
|9||Shake your Lettuce *||5.10d **||7|
|10||My One Muscle *||5.11a||3|
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