Books & Music - Adventure
By Philip Stone
Alongside our beautiful beaches and rolling hills Quadra has a lot of rocky shoreline and craggy rock outcrops – so it's no surprise there is some excellent rock climbing to be found. Climbers have been exploring the bluffs on Quadra, Cortes and the neighbouring Discovery Islands since at least the 1980s. Breton Island, the Gorge on Cortes Island and the crags at Morte Lake all have some history going back more than 35 years.
Over the past few years a renewed effort has resulted in the development of well over 200 routes, adding to the incredible recreation opportunities of the island and drawing climbers from further afield.