Single Pitch Sport Climbs

Scarab (5.12a) – Skaha


My vote for the BEST 5.12a in Skaha, Scarab is a classic old-school John Fantini route with a little bit of everything; a slab crux down low, a crazy body-position crux up high, an enduro finish, and healthy bolt spacing. Find it on the Isis Wall deep in the Doctors Corridor. As Fantini would say, this is a ‘proper 12a,’ ... Read More »

The Hacker and the Gasman (5.12a) – Skaha

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Whoah, this climb is a major sandbag at 5.12a! I tried it a couple times and flailed at the first crux, then took a huge whipper at the second. Really fun route but more like 12b in my opinion. Find it at the Morning Glory Wall in skaha. Read More »

Salvation (5.12b) – Skaha


Approaching the crux on Salvation, the classic 5.12b jug-haul at the Doctor’s Wall in Skaha. This climb is definitely easier if you’re taller. The sting in the tail ruins many a strong climber’s onsight hopes … Read More »

The Spell (5.12a) – Skaha


The Spell (5.12a) is one of the best 12- routes in Skaha, very approachable (read: sendable) for the aspiring 5.12 climber. No really hard moves .. just endurance! Read More »

Wings of Steel (5.12d) – Skaha


Jesse James on Wings of Steel (5.12d). The Mythos (two sizes two large) performing admirably on this super rad testpiece at Great White Wall. This is the only shoe I can wear. Edging is strictly VERBOTEN! Read More »