Elevation: 2,224 ft
GPS: 49.26683, -117.66282
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Shared By: Ken Trout on Nov 4, 2013 · Updates
Admins: Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford
Access Issue: TAWKROC Climbing Waiver Details

Introduction

This is a classic climbing area with a mix of sport and trad climbs. Most of the routes are single pitch, but there are a handful up to three pitches long.

This area was purchased by the non-profit society TAWKROC (The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers) in 2016. They maintain it and keep public access open. The 18-acre property boasts 100-metre-high cliffs but is surrounded on 3 sides by suburbia. Therefore it's imperative climbers be respectful of our neighbours:
• Park near the base of the trail to Open Book Wall
• Sign the waiver every year
• Keep noise to a minimum. The base of Kinnaird acts as an amphitheatre and the neighbours hear everything climbers say.
• Stay to established trails.
• Stay off of private property and out of people’s back yards.
• Do not cross the empty lot below Hail Mary Wall. There's a new trail from Yellow Sling Wall
• Support TAWKROC by purchasing an annual membership for $10 here

Getting There

From Castlegar, drive a few kilometers south on Highway 22. Turn right on 37th street and drive through the residential subdivision. Parking seems best in a small pull-out on the left side of the Bluffs. A somewhat overgrown trail starts in a talus field near the parking spot. The steep traditional classic, Sunshine Crack (5.8), is one of the closest routes to the car.

Description

This area was purchased by the non-profit group TAWKROC (The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers) in 2016. The 18-acre property boasts 100-metre-high cliffs but is surrounded on 3 sides by suburbia. Therefore it's imperative climbers be respectful of our neighbours so the city doesn't revoke access.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Kinnaird Bluffs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 5
PWA
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Sunshine Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Frog Suicide Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Shaun’s Pawn Shop
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Fine Line
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Hail Mary
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Racing the Rain
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Sting
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Yellow Sling
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
To Straddle or Not To Be
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Betal
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Merlin
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Galina
Sport, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Glory Hole
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Rainman
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
PWA Yellow Sling Wall
 5
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Sunshine Crack Open Book Wall
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Frog Suicide Crack Whirlwind Wall
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Shaun’s Pawn Shop Polished Wall > Polished main
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Fine Line Yellow Sling Wall
 7
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Hail Mary Hail Mary Wall
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Racing the Rain Polished Wall > Polished main
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Sting Open Book Wall
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Yellow Sling Yellow Sling Wall
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
To Straddle or Not To Be Polished Wall > Polished main
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Betal Open Book Wall
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Merlin Open Book Wall
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Galina Polished Wall > Polished main
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Glory Hole Yellow Sling Wall
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Rainman Open Book Wall
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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