Elevation: 1,795 ft
GPS: 49.436, -119.568 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: kyber on Aug 1, 2008
Admins: Sean Godwin, Mandie Walls, Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford
Access Issue: September 14, 2020 - Park Mostly Re-Opened to Climbing Details

Description

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.

Getting There

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.

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!

45 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Fortress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 65
Plum Line
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 33
Looking Glass
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Runcible Spoon
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 26
Stouthearted
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
Minor Skirmish
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 35
Genetic Mirror
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Besieged Briefly
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Primal Dream
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Storming the Ramparts
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Jabberwocky
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Born a Misfit
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 7
Fortuitous
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 40
The Real Special Forces
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Winston's Choice
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 3
Obnoxious Little Military Men
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Plum Line (b) Plum Wall
 65
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport
Looking Glass (g) The Corridor
 33
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Runcible Spoon (g) The Corridor
 19
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Stouthearted (b) Plum Wall
 26
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Minor Skirmish (d) The Grooves
 31
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Genetic Mirror (g) The Corridor
 35
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Besieged Briefly (d) The Grooves
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Primal Dream (f) Big Tree
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Storming the Ramparts (c) The Ramparts
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Jabberwocky (g) The Corridor
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Born a Misfit (g) The Corridor
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Fortuitous (f) Big Tree
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Sport
The Real Special Forces (d) The Grooves
 40
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Winston's Choice (e) The Big Wall
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Obnoxious Little Military Men (c) The Ramparts
 3
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
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