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Elevation: 1,135 ft 346 m
GPS: 49.884, -119.4901
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The Okanagan is a large area in the interior of British Columbia. Its location between the coastal ranges and the Rockies gives it a dry climate often referred to as Canada's only dry desert. Indeed, with fifty or more wineries, rattlesnakes and scrublands, you won't feel like you're in the Canada you thought you knew all about.

The climbing is dominated by Skaha, and rightfully so as it's a phenomenal concentration of fine climbing, but there are other worthwhile destinations to be found such as Kelowna Crags and Cougar canyon.

This is a tourist area so accommodation ranging from camping to luxury resorts can be found. Every food niche can be found, from small-town greasy spoons to fine dining. Rest day and rainy day activities include watersports, hiking and wine-tasting. The big mountain ranges to the east and to the west aren't too far off either.

Getting There Suggest change

Kelowna is central and accessible by road from all direction and by air. From Kelowna, Skaha is an hour or so to the south, Cougar canyon is half an hour to the north.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Okanagan

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 47
Assholes of August
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 99
Plum Line
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 64
The Raven and the Bear
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 71
Looking Glass
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 40
Life in the Slow Lane
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 50
Snarling at the Greeter
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 46
Naturopath
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 39
Bottom Line
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 76
The Real Special Forces
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 49
Cytotoxic
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 38
Test of the Ironman
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 37
Clockwork Orange
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 31
Tilted Glass
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 68
Wings of Desire
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 31
Doctor MegaTrip
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Assholes of August Skaha > (b) Red Tail Group > (d) Upper Red Tail
 47
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Plum Line Skaha > (a) The Fortress > (b) Plum Wall
 99
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport
The Raven and the Bear Skaha > (g) Southern Crags > (f) Raven's Castle
 64
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Looking Glass Skaha > (a) The Fortress > (g) The Corridor
 71
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Life in the Slow Lane Skaha > (j) Grand Canyon > (a) The Terraces
 40
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Snarling at the Greeter Skaha > (j) Grand Canyon > (a) The Terraces
 50
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Naturopath Skaha > (c) Doctors' Group > (d) Doctors' Wall
 46
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bottom Line Skaha > (j) Grand Canyon > (b) Tottering Pillar
 39
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Real Special Forces Skaha > (a) The Fortress > (d) The Grooves
 76
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Cytotoxic Skaha > … > (a) Diamondback > (b) E Face
 49
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Test of the Ironman Skaha > (f) White Walls > (a) Great White
 38
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Clockwork Orange Skaha > (j) Grand Canyon > (a) The Terraces
 37
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Tilted Glass Skaha > (b) Red Tail Group > (a) Another Buttress
 31
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Wings of Desire Skaha > (f) White Walls > (a) Great White
 68
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Doctor MegaTrip Skaha > (c) Doctors' Group > (d) Doctors' Wall
 31
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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