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Shared By: Tim Kearns on Sep 9, 2011 · Updates
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Description

Kamloops is home to a number of smaller climbing areas. None totalling more than 30 climbs, but all possessing their own style and feel. The majority of the routes around Kamloops are sport climbs, with some trad lines and boulders thrown in. 

The climbing season in Kamloops is fairly long. If you're willing to brave the cold it's possible to start climbing in March and finish in November. High summer can be a pain, and you'll find yourself dodging sunshine

The "Beach" is easily the most accessible crag in town. Roughly a 20 min drive from Kamloops. It's a great place for beginner sport climbers, with routes from 5.4 to 5.11

Another local favourite crag, and home to Kamloops' hardest routes is Roche Lake. It's a bit further out at closer to 40 minutes, but it's well worth the drive. With routes from 5.8 to 5.13 this is the heart of Kamloops' sport climbing. 

Further out is Hen House, Kamloops' only granite crag. The climbing here tends toward slab and vertical, with many mixed trad and sport routes. Routes here range from 5.8 to 5.12. 4x4 is recommended for access. 

Getting There

Kamloops is centrally located in Southern BC. Most  areas listed are within 45 minutes to 1.5 hours of town

Kamloops is:

3.5 hours East of Vancouver on the 1/Trans Canada

2.5 hours West of Revelstoke on the 1/Trans Canada

2 hours North of Kelowna

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