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Lake Lakit Is Sweet!

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Fun climbing bomber white quartzite at Lake Lakit! This is mostly a sport venue with steep overhanging routes, but some of the lines definitely go on gear. I climbed one five star line skipping all the bolts at 5.10+R. Every route we climbed at this crag was stellar..two minute approach and great free camping right at the crag. This is ... Read More »

Lake Lakit – Air Mail (5.12c)

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Last day at Lake Lakit and i just missed the onsight of one of the sweetest routes in the east Kootenays, Air Mail (5.12+). Got it third go. Abigail sent her 10d project – time to move on to some different crags! Read More »

Trainspotting (5.11d) Kootenay Crag

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Trainspotting (5.11d) is one of the best sport climbs in the West Kootenays with amazing rock and technical, sustained, pumpy climbing. i was psyched to onsight this classic. It’s all about the kneebar no-hands rest! Read More »

Kootenay Crag 5.13+ Project

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Last day at Kootenay Crag, started working an unsent open 5.13 project to the right of Crowbar. Anyone else working this route? The v8/v9 boulder move halfway up is truly savage. Route feels like 13c or harder… Read More »

Riding a Bicycle on Everest (5.11+) Skaha

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Fun, short, gym-like sport climb at Diamondback crag in Skaha. Steep! Makes a good warmup for the harder stuff at Grand Canyon. Read More »

Santa Maria 5.12+

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I think this one is called Santa Maria and it is 5.12+. Fun steep jugs until a finishing crux that is crimpy but straightforward. Five stars! Read More »

One of the Best Crags in Skaha .. a well-kept secret …

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Don’t bother asking me for beta, my lips are sealed. The locals want to keep this one private, for whatever reason. Amazing rock, huge walls, fantastic setting and no crowds. What’s not to love? Read More »

Skaha Secret Crag – Sick Routes – Classic 5.11+ to 5.13+

NewWorld

winter is definitely here but the climbing is still superb in the Okanagan. Today I climbed an amazing unknown route (hard 11 or easy 12) at one of the sweetest crags in Skaha, which will remain nameless to avoid access issues. The featured climb is an 11+ corner to a roof and a midway anchor. The route continues up at ... Read More »

Rustys Roost Skaha

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Beautiful 10+ arete at Rusty’s Roost, made more interesting by a smidgeon of verglass. Temps around -2. This area deserves to be far more popular with enjoyable moderate routes, great rock, a two minute approach, all day sun, perfect car or tent camping right at the crag, and an unbeatable ambience high above penticton with stellar views. Read More »

Mt Wells Rock Climbing In Victoria BC

Quick outing at mt wells in late February, good climbing on island basalt. mostly wet but we found some dry stuff to play around on… The basalt was fun and higher quality than advertised. Mt Wells is very close to Victoria (20 minute drive) and a great place to hone trad or sport skills. Unfortunately it is not a very ... Read More »