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About chist creek:

The climbs at Onion Lake are located in a logged cut block between Terrace and Kitimat, on a number of small to medium sized cliffs. The rock is rough granite which is quite fractured and of variable quality, so protection should be placed carefully. Despite the rough nature of the rock and short length of many of the routes, Onion is probably the most popular climbing area in the Terrace area due to its easy access and the reasonably large number of climbs. This area has recently been designated Chist Creek Recreation area by the BC Forest Service, and picnic tables, a couple campsites and an outhouse have been installed.
Nearest town or city: Terrace or Kitimat
Directions: Access to the climbing area is via one of two generally well maintained logging roads off hwy 37 between Terrace and Kitimat. 31 km south of Terrace turn left onto a gravel road up a steep hill. From the top of the hill go straight, keeping right at the first fork. Drive past the cutblock, keeping left until you reach a pullout on the right, with an older road on the left (about 4km from the hwy). Park in the pullout or the old road. The cliffs are just north of the old road. The second entrance is about 1.8 km south of the lake. Across from the green ski hut a logging road heads east. Follow this road for about 1 km, taking the left fork between two tree farm license #41 signs. The road swings north then heads up a hill. About half a kilometre later it joins the other road leading to the cliffs. Turn right and go east about 500 metres to the climbs. Which road is in better condition depends on which areas are being actively logged. The access roads have now been marked with brown Chist Creek sign posts by the forest service.
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Camping: Free
When to Climb: Summer
Quantity of Climbs: Year

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