Elevation: 2,224 ft
GPS: 49.267, -117.663 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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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 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
 5
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
 9
Sunshine Crack
Trad, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
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
 7
Fine Line
Trad, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Hail Mary
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Racing the Rain
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
Betal
Sport, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Merlin
Trad, Alpine
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Galina
Sport, TR, Alpine
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Glory Hole
Sport, Alpine
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Rainman
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
PWA Yellow Sling Wall
 5
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
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine
Frog Suicide Crack Whirlwind Wall
 4
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
 7
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine
Hail Mary Hail Mary Wall
 10
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
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
Betal Open Book Wall
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Merlin Open Book Wall
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine
Galina Polished Wall > Polished main
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR, Alpine
Glory Hole Yellow Sling Wall
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, Alpine
Rainman Open Book Wall
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, Alpine
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