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 »

Test of the Ironman 5.11b Skaha


Not quite as classic as its counterpart Wings of Desire, but nevertheless a must-do-classic sport route at the Great White Wall in Skaha … Read More »

Wings of Desire (5.11c) Skaha


Surely one of the best sport routes in Western Canada … Read More »

Bladerunner 5.12a Skaha


Classic five-star climb at the Belfry in Skaha – a must-do!  Steep climbing leads to a sick dyno followed by more steep climbing to a technical finish.  The final moves have seen a lot of airtime! Read More »

Firewire 5.12b Sport Skaha


I think this route is even better than Bladerunner, a pumpy skaha classic with extremely steep climbing on jugs to a handjam roof-pull finish. Rad! Read More »

Dry As a Bone (5.10c)


I intended this six bolt 5.10c sport climb to be my warmup for Apricot Jam, but then I looked up and saw gear all over the place.  I mean EVERYWHERE.  So I decided to onsight it on gear, which went fine.  I don’t understand why this climb was ever bolted .. it is such an obvious gear route.  Oh well, ... Read More »