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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 Suggest change

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

188 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Kamloops

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI4
 4
Oregon Jack
Ice
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
Bradycardia
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Boogie Train
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
The Sweep
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
The Voices Told Me
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Tweezers
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Wild Rock
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 11
Palmers Walk
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
Punch The Monkey
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 11
Wolly Bully
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 5
Dr Scholl’s Funky Feet
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Jealosy
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 8
Burnt and Peeling
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Tachycardia
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Trials
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Oregon Jack Oregon Jack > Oregon Jack Ice Climbing
 4
WI4 Ice
Bradycardia Beach > Left
 15
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Boogie Train Roche Lake > Left
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Sweep Roche Lake > Left
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
The Voices Told Me Beach > Left Center
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tweezers Prickly Pear Canyon (…
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Wild Rock Roche Lake > Left
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Palmers Walk Roche Lake > Left Centre
 11
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Punch The Monkey Beach > Left
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Wolly Bully Beach > Right Center
 11
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Dr Scholl’s Funky Feet Hen House
 5
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Jealosy Beach > Right Center
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Burnt and Peeling Beach > Right
 8
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Tachycardia Beach > Left
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Trials Roche Lake > Right
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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