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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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Classic Climbing Routes at Kamloops

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI4
 3
Oregon Jack
Ice
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
The Spanish Indecision
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Boogie Train
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
The Sweep
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Ant & Bee Go Climbing
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Bradycardia
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 16
The Voices Told Me
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Tweezers
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Inducement
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
Punch The Monkey
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Dr Scholl’s Funky Feet
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 10
Wolly Bully
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Shits & Giggles
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Ant & Bee do Yoga
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Tachycardia
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Oregon Jack Oregon Jack > Oregon Jack Ice Climbing
 3
WI4 Ice
The Spanish Indecision Prickly Pear Canyon (…
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Boogie Train Roche Lake > Left
 11
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
Ant & Bee Go Climbing Hen House
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Bradycardia Beach > Left
 11
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Voices Told Me Beach > Left Center
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tweezers Prickly Pear Canyon (…
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Inducement Hen House
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Punch The Monkey Beach > Left
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dr Scholl’s Funky Feet Hen House
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Wolly Bully Beach > Right Center
 10
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Shits & Giggles Hen House
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Ant & Bee do Yoga Hen House
 3
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Tachycardia Beach > Left
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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