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Elevation: 2,224 ft 678 m
GPS: 49.26683, -117.66282
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Introduction Suggest change

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 Suggest change

A few kilometers south of Castlegar or about 20km north of Trail on Highway 22. Turn up 37th street and follow it through the residential neighbourhood to the end, then turn right on Sahlstrom Road. Park in a small pull-out on the right 100m up the road. The trail starts on a small bridge crossing a creek up to a talus field.

Description

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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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
Sunshine Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Frog Suicide Crack
Trad
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
 5
Racing the Rain
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Sting
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Face Only A Mother Could Love
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Yellow Sling
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
To Straddle or Not To Be
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Betal
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Daisy’s Big Adventure
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
 5
Rainman
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunshine Crack Open Book Wall
 15
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Frog Suicide Crack Whirlwind Wall
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
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
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Sting Open Book Wall
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Face Only A Mother Could Love Open Book Wall
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Yellow Sling Yellow Sling Wall
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
To Straddle or Not To Be Polished Wall
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Betal Open Book Wall
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Daisy’s Big Adventure Open Book Wall
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Merlin Open Book Wall
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Galina Polished Wall
 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
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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