Elevation: 1,861 ft
GPS: 49.437, -119.563 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Sean Godwin on Jan 19, 2017
Admins: Sean Godwin, Mandie Walls, Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford

Description

This collection of crags can be very popular, due to its proximity to the parking lot and its assortment of easy and moderate climbs. Some of the best moderate climbs in the Park are here; if you're looking for moderate Skaha classics, check out anything on the Ready to Strike Wall of Diamondback, the 5.11s/5.12s at The Wave, or The Raven and the Bear (5.9+) at Raven's Castle.

Getting There

The easiest access for the Southern Crags is from the trail just below the upper parking lot. Follow that and you'll go right by Daycare and Daycare Quickies, after which you pass Diamondback and Elusive Edge. You can also access the Southern Crags from Red Tail by taking the path out of that canyon past the Wave.

Missing Routes

There are many known routes in this area that are missing on Mountain Project. On each crag's page, there is a list of its routes that are missing on Mountain Project but described in the guidebook.

Please contribute to the Skaha Mountain Project page by taking the time to add these missing routes if you've climbed them!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Southern Crags

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Hot Dogging
Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Rattlebag
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
The Raven and the Bear
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
Tan
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Orphan Overhang
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Dog Day Afternoon
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 24
Ready to Strike
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
Banana Caliente
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Stingo**
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 17
Cytotoxic
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Chameleon
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
20 speed comfort
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 7
On Yer Bike
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a V4+ 6B+ R
 3
Unknown
Sport, Boulder
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
Not Fade Away
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hot Dogging (c) Daycare Quickies
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Rattlebag (b) Daycare
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
The Raven and the Bear (f) Raven's Castle
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tan (a) Diamondback > (a) S Face
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Orphan Overhang (b) Daycare
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Dog Day Afternoon (c) Daycare Quickies
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Ready to Strike (a) Diamondback > (b) E Face
 24
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Banana Caliente (a) Diamondback > (a) S Face
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Stingo** (d) Elusive Edge
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Cytotoxic (a) Diamondback > (b) E Face
 17
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Chameleon (a) Diamondback > (b) E Face
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
20 speed comfort (a) Diamondback > (b) E Face
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
On Yer Bike (a) Diamondback > (b) E Face
 7
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Unknown (b) Daycare
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a V4+ 6B+ R Sport, Boulder
Not Fade Away (e) The Wave
 12
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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