The Fortress Rock Climbing
Sarah rockin the Runcible Spoon.
The Fortress may be the most popular area at Skaha, and not just because of its proximity to the parking lot. Here, you'll find a huge selection of classic moderate sport routes, with many mixed and two-pitch climbs thrown in as well.
This is the first area you see on your left as you walk on the main trail from the lower parking lot. The first rock you'll hit is part of The Ramparts; from here, head left on the upper path to go to the Dysphorium and the Plum Wall or continue onwards to reach the other sections of The Fortress.
There are many known routes in this area that are missing on Mountain Project. On each crag's page, there is a list of its routes that are missing on Mountain Project but described in the guidebook.
Please contribute to the Skaha Mountain Project page by taking the time to add these missing routes if you've climbed them!
Climbing Season For the Okanagan area.
Weather station 2.7 miles from here
26 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Fortress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Fortress:
Featured Route For The Fortress
Genetic Mirror 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b North America
: ... : (g) The Corridor
A fun climb, typical of a Skaha 5.10. Incut holds, a few tricky sequences, and good rests. At the top it trends right in some nice rock similar to glacier-polished granite (maybe it is glacier polished). Can feel cryptic and contrived at times. When the option presents itself, generally head right.For those pushing themselves, a stick clip is not a terrible idea, as the initial moves to the first bolt are weird....[more] Browse More Classics in International