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Prestidigitator (5.12c) – Morning Glory Wall, Skaha

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Prestidigitator is a classic 5.12c at Morning Glory but much harder since a hold broke off, more like 5.12d or even 5.13a. I found it very hard and had trouble pulling the crux move, definitely harder than many 5.13s I have climbed! Read More »

Dreams Be Dreams (5.12b) – Maternal Wall, Skaha

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Two major cruxes define this route; one technical, the other burly. Possibility of big but safe airtime at the second crux! This is definitely a must-do classic in Skaha, with steep overhanging pumpy climbing the entire way. A sandbag at 5.12b … Read More »

Lost in Paradise (5.11d) Skaha

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Lost in Paradise (5.11d) is a stellar juggy route at Werbworld and one of the best of its grade at Skaha. Big moves to big holds and big pump! Tried it once a couple years ago and whipped off, but got it first go this year. FUN Read More »

Hacker and the Gasman (5.12a) – Skaha

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The Hacker and the Gasman (5.12a) at Morning Glory wall in Skaha is an under-rated 5.12a, given 1 star in the book but this route is easily 2 or 3 stars. An easy start leads to cruxy moves over a bulge on decent crimps, followed by easy 5.10 climbing to a final 5.11+ crux that guards the chains. Really fun! ... Read More »

Fuck Megos (5.12b) – First Ascent

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Climbed a first Ascent on Diamondback today in SKAHA. Fuck Megos (5.12b) bolted and FA to Jesse James. It’s an extension to the very popular route On Yer Bike and goes all the way to the top of the wall. The crux is safe but the bolt is below your feet , miss the crux and you whip. The upper ... Read More »

Ready to Strike (5.10a Trad) – Diamondback

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Abi working her way over the crux roof on Ready to Strike, a splitter 30 meter corner crack at Diamondback. It’s a great testpiece for the aspriring 5.10 crack climber .. 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 »

Skaha Free Solo

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Abi free soloing a sweet little 5.7 or 5.8 crack in Skaha .. Read More »

Conductress on the #19 (5.10b Offwidth Trad)

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What a monster! This 55 meter offwidth goes all the way to the top of the Fortress and eats fours, fives AND a six. absolutely stellar climb. a real adventure with bush, crumbly choss, a squeeze chimney and a committing roof pull. skaha delivers some amazing trad, i never understand why people come here just to clip bolts! I had ... Read More »

Double Exposure

Abi climbing Double Exposure, the best 5.9 Trad in skaha and maybe the best 5.9 in the park, period. Read More »