Ready to Strike (5.10a Trad) – Diamondback


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


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


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

Conductress on the #19 (5.10b Offwidth Trad)


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 »

Dr. Crow (5.10+) – Stellar Trad Climb


Dr. Crow (5.10+ Trad) is an AWESOME climb at Doctor’s Wall in Skaha. There are two bolts on the 30 meter climb with good gear in between. The first bolt is quite high by Skaha standards, hopefully it keeps the sport twinkies off the wall. Read More »

Santa Maria 5.12+


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 …


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+


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


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 »