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West Main Wall: Mainline - Eldred Valley, BC by Colin Dionne  


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West Main Wall: Mainline

Mainline (VI 5.11/A4+) The classic first ascent of the formation The West Main Wall. This 18 pitch mixed aid/free project was completed capsule style by Rob Richards and Colin Dionne in 1993, following an epic retreat in 1992. The epitome of good style this hard core route still awaits a repeat. Only eighteen bolts were used many of them quarter inchers. Definitely not a route for the faint of heart!

beta for Main West Wall, Eldred Valley BC

Colin Dionne climbing in the Eldred River Valley photos by Rob Richards
leading the 5.10+ fifth pitch of "The Mainline", (VI, 5.11, A-4, 18 pitches), "West Main Wall"
Colin Dionne climbing in the Eldred River Valley photos by Rob Richards
high on "The Mainline"
Colin Dionne climbing in the Eldred River Valley photos by Rob Richards
starting pitch 17 high on the "West Main Wall"
Colin Dionne climbing in the Eldred River Valley photos by Rob Richards
leading the 12-meter ceiling of "The Arch of Time", 8th pitch of "The Mainline", 1993.

Colin Dionne - Eldred River Valley, B.C. photos by Rob Richards
(Ropes hanging at the lip are from retreat over a year earlier)

visit Climbing Powell Riverís Eldred Valley by Colin Dionne



Powell Riverís Eldred Valley access descriptions:

To reach the Eldred, travel via B.C. ferries to Powell River, then go to Lang Bay Approximately 15 km south of the Westveiw ferry terminal, or if landing at Saltery bay 10 km north. From Lang bay store head about 1km north to the goat lake main logging road. Follow the goat main for 34 miles (logging rd signage is in miles in P.R.) after this pleasant two- hour drive you canít miss the walls. Access to Psyche Slab is from the pullout at mp. 34 the West Main Wall trail starts at 35.5. The logging road is closed to the public from 6a.m. Until 6p.m. Monday until Friday. Generally speaking traveling when the road is active should be avoided as 100 tonne logging trucks pose a serious objective hazard. Traveling up in early morning (before 6) or down in the evening (after 6) is OK, however use extreme caution at all times on the logging road.

climbing photos & beta on Eldred Valley, British Columbia, Cananda by Colin Dionne
Powell Rivers Eldred valley contains a very extensive array of granite big walls that easily rival Yosemite. The area is easily accessed via two wheel drive vehicle (high clearance) and should appeal to any climber with an exploratory bent. Several routes have been put up ranging in difficulty from III/5.9 toVI/5.11/A4+.

For more recent information, please check out http://powellriverrock.wixsite.com/cadmc Climbing in Powell River by Christie Dionne

Eldred Valley - Powell River
Psyche Slab | Carag-Dur | Amon Rudh | Mainline | Bouldering

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