Adventure Projects is hiring an Android engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Mountain Project Logo

Areas in West Kootenays

Arrow Lake Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 361 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 361
Bealby Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 26 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 26
Castlegar 98 / 119 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 219 / 219
Enterprise falls 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Grohman Narrows Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Koch creek 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Kokanee Lake Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Ladybird Creek Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 71 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 71
Nelson 2 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
Poison River Sector/Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 15 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Valhalla Mountains 10 / 15 / 3 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 28 / 28
Whitewater Rocks 5 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Woden peak 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
Woodbury Bluffs 1 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Ymir Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Ymir Swimming Hole 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Elevation: 3,556 ft
GPS: 49.412, -117.495 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 30,411 total · 648/month
Shared By: allenclimbs on Sep 12, 2014
Admins: Kate Lynn
Getting weather forecast...

Description

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.

Check out 'West Kootenay Rock Guide' for all the route/rope climbing...
And check out Allen Rollin's free printable topos online at http://justanotheroutdoorpage.blogspot.com/ or at 'Nelson Bouldering' on Facebook for all the Bouldering guides as well.

Getting There

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

766 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: West Kootenays Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

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
 3
Megawatts
Sport, Alpine 8 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 30
South Ridge
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Megawatts Castlegar > Brilliant dam
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine 8 pitches
South Ridge Valhalla Mtns > Mount Gimli
 30
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
More Classic Climbs in West Kootenays »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D
N. Aksamit
Canmore, AB
N. Aksamit   Canmore, AB
There is a small, but incredibly helpful guidebook for the area:

vpo.ca/289109/assorted-publ…

With updates available from the publisher:

wonowmedia.com/category/roc…

David Lussier also has a Valhalla Guidebook slated for "Spring 2015"

summitmountainguides.com/im… Oct 31, 2016
here is the link to the excellent (free) full-guide to Arrow Lake Bouldering (2018)
drive.google.com/file/d/1_4… May 17, 2018

More About West Kootenays

Printer-Friendly
What's New
Guidebooks (4)

All Photos Within West Kootenays (315)

Most Popular · Newest · Random