I was looking at some old posts and it sparked an interest. I spent the last 3 years on Vancouver Island working at Strathcona Park Lodge and climbing and paddling all over the Island and Squamish/Whislter Area. The climbing on the Island is fantastic. There is climbing in Vic, Nanaimo, Horne Lake, Comox/Courtney, Gold River, Port Alberni and Zeballus.
Vic, Nanaimo, Comox, Gold River range from 5.5 to 5.13 and aid up to A3 with Gold River have the most climbing 300 odd route and extermely well maintain, you can get a guide book at the climbing gym in Campbell River for 15 dollars. Guide books for Comox and Nanimo can be found at any Valhalla Pure Outfitters.
Port Alberni has some boulders about 20minutes out side going toward tofino. In a recent Gripped mag they featured the Sutton Boulders on Canada Boulder Road Trip.
Horne Lake is limestone climbing that attracts the worlds best.There is one 5.9 a few 5.10s and the rest is 5.11 up to 5.14, also the impressive Ampitheatre has a 30ft overhang where the majority of the climbs are found.
And Zeballus, a tower of grantie that looks out over the Rugged Range, the highest glacied part of the Island and some of the best moutianeering and ski touring the island has. Greyback Mountain is very remote and is accessed by lodging roads. But is so worth it. The main route up is called the Wapiti Mainline which is 13 full pitches starting a 5.6 and finishing with a few pitiches of 5.8,.9.10 and 5.11.
Overall The island is packed full of sick climbing and I haven't even mentioned the unlimited technical Apine climbing and first Ascent potential. There is and Alpine Guide book called Island Alpine which is at any Valhalla Pure Shop and a winter guide for ski touring called Tour and Tours which can be found at the same place.
Last but not least Squamish is a 1:30 min ferry ride and a walk on ticket is 10 dollars and you have thousands of boulder problems, cragging routes and big wall climbs road side. If anyone is heading out west to climb I have climbed at all these places (except Horne Lake and Vic) and have friends out there that could be potential climbing parnters for a trip. Let me know and I'll hook you up.