Special thanks to Aidan Nickel who has gone through the tedious task of gathering all the information he could on the bouldering in and around the Greater Victoria area. The document includes a ton of information including an interactive map, as well as pictures, topos, and access information to each of the areas. Below is the word from Aiden from the start of the guide:
Despite the island not being home to particularly excellent rock, nor an extremely large population, the climbing community, in particular the bouldering scene, has been vibrant and psyched since the mid 90’s. The people in this scene have squeezed lines out of even the smallest and least noteworthy areas in their search for problems. From a historical perspective I have always found it interesting that some of the most prominent developers in early Squamish bouldering were Victorians. These climbers and others have put up quality problems all over small areas surrounding Victoria, and due to the multitude of areas, lack of information, and the rapid growth of moss, these problems are often lost and forgotten.
My hope for this guidebook is that it will garner interest in the bouldering around Victoria, and motivate new climbers to explore the enormous potential right around town. Though none of the areas close to town really rival the quality of the Duncan boulders, and I can’t imagine anyone travelling from out of town to visit Cyberia or Head Cut Off Cliff, these areas have quality problems on which to train and test oneself. When I set out to make this guide I had hoped to include detailed descriptions of all the areas and problems available but the summer has gotten away from me and I am leaving town soon. I have completed full guides for Cyberia, Head Cut Off Cliff, Francis King Wall, Lone Boulder, Green Cave, Flea Beach, Timber Lane, and the Dark Side boulders. For the rest of the areas, I have tried to compile all the information that I could find to give people some idea of what each area holds. Beyond these areas, I know there must be more areas as yet undiscovered for any adventurous folk looking to establish new areas. There have been many people who have helped make this guidebook possible. I’d like to thank Peter Michaux, Reagan Daly, Sharka Zdeninsyn, Sasha Kubicek, Dan Beland, Jeffrey Kydd, Nicholas Bruce, Quinn Park, Curtis Suave, and Adam Gilmer.