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Elevation: 3,556 ft 1,084 m
GPS: 49.41189, -117.49465
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The Climbing Suggest change

Outstanding Alpine, Cragging & Bouldering in the areas around Castlegar, Nelson, Kaslo & The Slocan Valley. Beautiful mountains, valleys, lakes & rivers, tons of great camping opportunities. High Quality Granite & Gneiss.

There is a brand new (Spring 2020) West Kootenay Bouldering Guidebook! Check out westkootenaybouldering.ca/ for tons of great information and to get your hands on the guidebook . There are over 1000 problems at 15 different areas.

There is also lots of recent route development that's been happening in the area. There are now over 1000 routes!. Check out 'West Kootenay Rock Guide' for all the rope climbing information. Its a bit outdated and there has been lots of development since its release.  http://wonowmedia.com/ has an updates document for free download and lots more info.

Lastly, there is a slated guidebook for the alpine climbing in the Valhalla Mountain Range which hosts the bulk of the Alpine Routes in the area and hosts many fine routes on amazing rock!

Getting There Suggest change

Located in a very quiet corner of Southern B.C
7 hours from Calgary - 3 hours from Spokane - 8 hours from Vancouver - 4 hours from the Okanagan.

1,268 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Kootenays

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Megawatts
Sport 8 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
Sunshine Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Hail Mary
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 67
South Ridge
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
Maniacs
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 13
The Mercenaries
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 9
Erratica
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 11
Lieutenant
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Megawatts Castlegar > Megawatts
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 8 pitches
Sunshine Crack Castlegar > Kinnaird Bluffs > Open Book Wall
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Hail Mary Castlegar > Kinnaird Bluffs > Hail Mary Wall
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
South Ridge Slocan Valley > Valhalla Mountains > Mt Gimli
 67
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
Maniacs Castlegar > Arrow Lake > Zebra Wall
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Mercenaries Castlegar > Arrow Lake > Zebra Wall
 13
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Erratica Slocan Valley > … > Slocan Lake Blu… > Tunnel Wall
 9
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Lieutenant Castlegar > Waterline > 1. Raven Wall
 11
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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