A sea of granite towering above!


Let our professional ACMG Guides at VMG plan and lead your climb. Yak Peak is an iconic granite peak soaring above the Coquihalla highway. Yak Check is the combination of two routes on Yak Peak. We climb the better, bottom half of Yak Crack to where it intersects the route Reality Check then climb the better, top half of Reality Check to the summit. This provides almost 2000 feet of fun climbing with fantastic views the whole way. With a relatively quick approach, mostly bolted belays, and easy walk off, this route is a coastal favorite.

For climbers wanting to climb this route with less multi-pitch experience we recommend registering for a guided ascent of the Chief. The long routes on the Chief, such as the Squamish Buttress via Butt Face, are excellent preparatory routes for Yak Check. If you are comfortable climbing one of the long routes to the Chief summit, you are likely well poised for climbing Yak Peak! 



Climbers on pitches 2, 3, and 4 on a beautiful summer day.


Meet at the Zopkios pull out on the North or West side of the Coquihalla Hwy at 6:30am. Introductions will be followed by reading and signing the waiver then beginning the approach hike. Takes approximately 45 minutes to reach the base.

Plan to begin climbing at 8am.

The route is 15 pitches and takes approximately 8 hours to climb depending on participant(s). From the summit, views are incredible and a few photos are mandatory! Next you will begin the descent.

Descent time is approximately 1 hr.

Total day = 11 hrs



Guide Rates:

Ratio 1:1 $750

Ratio 1:2 $450 each



Dates are flexible July - September. 

1 - Full day



Good physical conditioning. The most important element for a successful climb is physical ability. Participants need to be comfortable seconding 5.9 for long hours with a 20 pound pack. Suggested pre-requisite routes are: Squamish Buttress 5.9, and/or Angels Crest 5.10b, and/or Ultimate Everything 5.10b.



  • rock climbing shoes (very comfortable)
  • harness
  • helmet (climbing)
  • chalk bag
  • belay device (ATC type)
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • double length sling (120cm)
  • clothing (synthetic)
  • approach shoes (sticky rubber)
  • headlamp (extra batteries)
  • water bottle
  • lunch
  • personnel items (ie. bandaids, sunscreen, sun glasses)
  • 20 - 30L climbing pack



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Fun and Safety First. Plan Your Yak Peak Climb With VMG Guides Now!

Yak Peak is a dramatic, granite monolith soaring above the Coquihalla Hwy begging to be climbed. Vancouver Mountain Guides can help you achieve the summit this summer!