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Elevation: 1,873 ft
GPS: 49.43919, -119.56743
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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

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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

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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!

63 Total Climbs

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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
 28
Mother Superior
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 27
Lichen In My Panties
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 44
Assholes of August
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 31
Dogmatism
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 29
What's Right
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
The Dream
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 38
Hiking With Howie
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 30
What's Left
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 34
Facility
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 57
Preface
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 47
Basic Black
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 30
Tradition
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 18
Treasure in the Lichen
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 27
Tilted Glass
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Tierdrops
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mother Superior (c) Lower Red Tail
 28
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Lichen In My Panties (a) Another Buttress
 27
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Assholes of August (d) Upper Red Tail
 44
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Dogmatism (b) Red Tail South
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
What's Right (c) Lower Red Tail
 29
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Dream (f) The Turret
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Hiking With Howie (c) Lower Red Tail
 38
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
What's Left (c) Lower Red Tail
 30
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Facility (b) Red Tail South
 34
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Preface (c) Lower Red Tail
 57
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Basic Black (b) Red Tail South
 47
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Tradition (b) Red Tail South
 30
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Treasure in the Lichen (d) Upper Red Tail
 18
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Tilted Glass (a) Another Buttress
 27
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Tierdrops (d) Upper Red Tail
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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