Elevation: 1,532 ft
GPS: 49.351, -117.888 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Randy Von Zee on Jul 3, 2018
Admins: Kate Lynn

Description

These pristine boulders are located in the vicinity of Lower Arrow Lake in Syringa Provincial Park in a beautiful setting with the lake/beach nearby and your campsite a stones throw from the climbing; this is a great basecamp for any visiting climber to the region.

The climbing is compromised of 5 different boulders all located within walking distance from the Provincial Park campground. The rock here is made up of a very compact type of Granite/Gneiss that’s very solid and super sticky and a little different from the rest of Arrow Lake. There is a ton of variety that exists between the different boulders; lots of steep, powerful, technical, committing and natural climbing. The problems here stand amongst some of the best @ Arrow Lake, there are some lines here that would be classic anywhere in the world :)

Getting There

Coming from Nelson, as you pass the Brilliant Dam (on your left) you take the first exit on your right towards Robson following the big blue provincial parks signs for ‘Syringa Creek Provincial Park’ 17km. If you cross a bridge over the Kootenay River and hit the Castlegar Airport you have gone too far. From here follow this road down a few kilometers until you see more signs pointing to Robson and ‘Syringa Provincial Park’. Take a right here this is Broadwater Rd. You will then pass a huge cliff on your right called ‘Lion’s Head’ & it’s namesake pub (highly recommended) to which tells you you’re going the right way J Now follow this road past the dam and a lot of beautiful cliff faces until you pass a few marinas (15-20 minutes) and you enter ‘SYRINGA CREEK PROVINCIAL PARK’ (big sign). You then drive a few more kilometers to the campground gate and a fork in the road. Left brings you into the park/campground and right turns into Deer Park FSR (gravel but good for 2wd). Park here for the Campground & Savannah Boulder in a nice little pullout or continue down the gravel rd. for the Ursus, Cartel & Fairytale boulder both a couple of minutes further. Everything can also be accessed from the campground parking.

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