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Elevation: 1,733 ft 528 m
GPS: 49.45186, -119.56639
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Shared By: Rolf Rybak on Nov 3, 2016 · Updates
Admins: Sean Godwin, Mandie Walls, Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford

Description Suggest change

A great addition to the Skaha area, Foreplay is a nice shady cliff till 2pm. It has 25+ Routes from 5.10a to 5.13. This new cliff is outside the park with an easy, casual approach. Numerous routes have some fixed protection as a safety consideration. There are still active projects on the wall, so please respect the route builders and stay off these routes.

Reilly Cliff and Foreplay South have many well protected routes in the 5.8/5.9 range. Foreplay South has easy access for setting up top ropes.

Getting There Suggest change

At the moment you can still access The Canoe Trail from the powerline access road, but this could change once construction of the new development at the end of Evergreen starts and depending on the behaviour of our climbing community. Please do not enter the new housing development site - we have negotiated alternate accesses with the developer who has donatd 120 acres of land to the provincial park. Respect the new directions below or we may lose access.

Turn east from South Main Street and wind your way up Pineview Road until you are forced to turn right onto Evergreen Drive (about 1.5 km). Follow this for about 500 m until it ends in a cul-de-sac. Please be considerate and don't block driveways when you park, change into your shorts in public, or use neighbourhood lawns as picnic or bike repair sites. (Yes, these thoughtless acts all occurred on the Easter long weekend!)

Go through the yellow gate on the east side of the cul-de-sac and almost immediately turn right onto the powerline access road at a second yellow gate. Continue under the power line trail; Foreplay cliff will be obvious ahead on the left after the power line trail drops down to the old skidded road. Continue straight ahead on the skidded road mid way past Foreplay on your left. Cairns will indicate the obvious trail to the cliff.

There's a second access trail 50 yards past the second yellow gate - drop down left into the gully and follow the obvious trail south. Be wary of poison ivy! After this trail starts to rise for a short distance, look for a trail heading south (right) that leads to Foreplay and the skidded road as previously mentioned.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Foreplay Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Dancing In The Shade
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Two Strokes
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 7
Too Short
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 9
Super Natural Delight
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Lie Back and Enjoy It
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
Another Pretty Face
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Just Baking
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
Sunset Boulevard
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Nice Crack, Shame About the Face
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
Start Me Up
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 19
Optical Delusion
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Wino & Dino
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 12
Soylent Yellow
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
Plastic Deformation
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 6
Back Hand of God
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dancing In The Shade (d) Reilly Rock
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Two Strokes (c) Foreplay South
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Too Short (c) Foreplay South
 7
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Super Natural Delight (d) Reilly Rock
 9
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Lie Back and Enjoy It (a) Foreplay Left & C…
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Another Pretty Face (b) Foreplay Right
 22
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Just Baking (d) Reilly Rock
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sunset Boulevard (b) Foreplay Right
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Nice Crack, Shame About the… (b) Foreplay Right
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Start Me Up (a) Foreplay Left & C…
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Optical Delusion (b) Foreplay Right
 19
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Wino & Dino (b) Foreplay Right
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Soylent Yellow (a) Foreplay Left & C…
 12
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Plastic Deformation (a) Foreplay Left & C…
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Back Hand of God (a) Foreplay Left & C…
 6
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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