Elevation: 1,873 ft
GPS: 49.439, -119.567 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mike Teschke on Jun 25, 2008
Admins: Sean Godwin, Mandie Walls, Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford
Access Issue: September 7th, 2020 - Park Partially Re-Opened to Climbing Details

Description

One of the most popular areas at Skaha, both because of its proximity to the parking lot and the variety of easier routes it showcases. The Redtail Group has a handful of different areas with quality climbing, mostly sport but some trad as well.

The climbing areas here all face the sun most of the day but the walls on the lower half are protected a bit with trees. There is usually a nice breeze moving through Shady Valley all day.

Getting There

After passing The Fortress on the main trail from the lower parking lot, you can turn left up the hill to reach Lower Redtail and eventually Upper Redtail, or continue down low to reach Another Buttress. All the crags will be on your left and ar hard to miss.

Missing Routes

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!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Red Tail Group

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 20
Mother Superior
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
Tick Crack
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Pry Baby
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 14
Guilt Trip
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Lichen In My Panties
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
Just Lead It
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 25
Hiking With Howie
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 32
Assholes of August
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
The Dream
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 4
Sneezy
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 36
Preface
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 9
Treasure in the Lichen
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Utility
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Tilted Glass
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Tierdrops
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mother Superior (c) Lower Red Tail
 20
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Tick Crack (a) Another Buttress
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Pry Baby (a) Another Buttress
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Guilt Trip (c) Lower Red Tail
 14
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Lichen In My Panties (a) Another Buttress
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Just Lead It (c) Lower Red Tail
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Hiking With Howie (c) Lower Red Tail
 25
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Assholes of August (d) Upper Red Tail
 32
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Dream (f) The Turret
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Sneezy (d) Seven Dwarfs
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Preface (c) Lower Red Tail
 36
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Treasure in the Lichen (d) Upper Red Tail
 9
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Utility (b) Red Tail South
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Tilted Glass (a) Another Buttress
 7
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Tierdrops (d) Upper Red Tail
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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