Elevation: 1,791 ft
GPS: 49.49343, -117.29561
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Admins: Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford

Description

A picturesque town nestled among the Selkirk Mountains on the Kootenay River. The town and surrounding area have many granite outcroppings with lots opportunities for bouldering, sport and trad climbing. There are even a few alpine routes as well.

Getting There

West of the Rockies and east of the Okanagan. One hour north of the CAN/USA border. Located on Highway 3A and Highway 6. The nearest airports are Castlegar (40 mins) and Trail (55 mins).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Nelson

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 3
Alfred
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Starters
Trad 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
The Joker
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
The Date
Sport 3 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
The Long Haul
Trad 6 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
The Engagement
Sport 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Batman
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
ACL Optional
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Four on the Side
Sport 4 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
The Dark Knight
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Catwoman
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
The Great Kootenay Corner
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Alfred Gotham City > Bat Wall
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Starters Whitewater Rocks > Goat Wall
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
The Joker Gotham City > Bat Wall
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Date Pulpit Rock
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 3 pitches
The Long Haul Pulpit Rock
 4
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
The Engagement Pulpit Rock
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
Batman Gotham City > Bat Wall
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
ACL Optional High Country Bluff
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Four on the Side Pulpit Rock
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 4 pitches
The Dark Knight Gotham City > Bat Wall
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Catwoman Gotham City > Bat Wall
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Great Kootenay Corner Grohman Narrows
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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