Elevation: 2,207 ft
GPS: 49.442, -119.558 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 20,331 total · 313/month
Shared By: Sean Godwin on Jan 19, 2017
Admins: Sean Godwin, Mandie Walls, Mark Roberts, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra
Access Issue: Park Partially Closed - Last Updated July 2021 Details

Description

The Grand Canyon is now a major area in Skaha. It has three main areas - The Terraces, Tottering Pillar, and The Belfry - which boast a number of classic moderate and moderate-hard climbs. The easiest climbs are at the Terraces and the hardest are at the steep, gym-like Belfry. There are walls on both sides of the canyon, so you can avoid sun as you please. Enjoy this wonderful group of crags!

Getting There

Take the upper trail from the upper parking lot. After a 5-10 minutes you'll pass by the right side of Diamondback. Don't jog left at this point - stay on the Grand Canyon trail, following the signs when appropriate. Eventually you'll see that you're starting down the left side of a canyon, and soon you'll pass right through the base of The Terraces, which will be on your left. From there you can choose to continue down the path to the Tottering Pillar, and/or cross the Canyon to The Belfry.

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 Grand Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Black Bee
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 25
Snarling at the Greeter
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
Life in the Slow Lane
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Redline
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 13
Sex Machine
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 26
Bottom Line
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Goin' Shrimpin
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Clockwork Orange
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Bel-Air
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 14
Bladerunner
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 16
Orrgazmo
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Priapism
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Flying Squirrel
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Black Bee (a) The Terraces
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Snarling at the Greeter (a) The Terraces
 25
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Life in the Slow Lane (a) The Terraces
 20
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Redline (a) The Terraces
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Sex Machine (c) The Belfry
 13
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Bottom Line (b) Tottering Pillar
 26
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Goin' Shrimpin (c) The Belfry
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Clockwork Orange (a) The Terraces
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Bel-Air (a) The Terraces
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Bladerunner (c) The Belfry
 14
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Orrgazmo (c) The Belfry
 16
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Priapism (c) The Belfry
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Flying Squirrel (a) The Terraces
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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