Elevation: 1,500 ft
GPS: 49.267, -117.663 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ken Trout on Nov 4, 2013 with improvements by Vince Hempsall
Admins: Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford
Access Issue: This area is located above a neighborhood and the bluffs are on private land. Details

Introduction

This is an older climbing area with more traditional protection. Many of the bolts are very rusty thanks to old age and a wet climate. The rock is very good gneiss. There are over fifty routes, a handful are up to three pitches long.

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
 3
PWA
Trad, Alpine
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Muglugs Goes Climbing
Sport, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Sunshine Crack
Trad, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Frog Suicide Crack
Trad, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Shaun’s Pawn Shop
Sport, Alpine
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Fine Line
Trad, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Hail Mary
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Racing the Rain
Sport, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Gentle Shist
Sport, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Yellow Sling
Trad, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Growing Pains
Sport, Alpine
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Daisy’s Big Adventure
Sport, Alpine
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Betal
Sport, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Merlin
Trad, Alpine
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Rainman
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
PWA Yellow Sling Wall
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine
Muglugs Goes Climbing Polished Wall > Right Side
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, Alpine
Sunshine Crack Open Book Wall
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine
Frog Suicide Crack Whirlwind Wall
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine
Shaun’s Pawn Shop Polished Wall > Polished main
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine
Fine Line Yellow Sling Wall
 6
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine
Hail Mary Hail Mary Wall
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
Racing the Rain Polished Wall > Polished main
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, Alpine
Gentle Shist Yellow Sling Wall
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, Alpine
Yellow Sling Yellow Sling Wall
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine
Growing Pains Open Book Wall
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Daisy’s Big Adventure Open Book Wall
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Betal Open Book Wall
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Merlin Open Book Wall
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine
Rainman Open Book Wall
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, Alpine
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