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Brilliant dam Rock Climbing 


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Location: 49.32352, -117.60924 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Kevin Mcbride on Mar 27, 2017
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Description 

This giant 250+ meter wall is located above the substation for the brilliant dam and is very visible from the highway. The wall is south facing and is very hot in the summer months (start early). There is one route on the wall, David Lussier's monster 8 pitch sport route known as megawatts, which is at a moderate 5.8.

Getting There 

Follow signs toward the castlegar golf course, once on aron road, follow it for 600m until you see a dirt road off to your right, look for the skattebo reach trail access sign. Follow this road to the substation, park at the far end of the substation out of the way of the workers. Walk back along the fence until you see a dirt road on your left going up to the powerlines service road, turn left at the junction. Walk several hundred meters to a turn around and look for flagging tape on the uphill side marking a faint trail. Follow the trail to the talus field and scramble up to the base of the cliff.

Climbing Season

For the British Columbia area.

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Brilliant wall

Megawatts 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  North America : Canada : ... : Brilliant dam
Pitch 1: climb a faint prow, near the top go right around a steep face. 40m, 5.8, 8 bolts.Pitch 2: continue on the faint prow aiming for a left trending gully system above. 40m, 5.7, 7 boltsPitch 3: climb along the easy ridge feature. 30m, 5.4, 4 bolts.Pitch 4: continue along the ridge feature. 30m, 5.6, 4 bolts.Pitch 5: go up the gulley for about 10m, cross to the right and climb up a shallow groove, work your way up the headwall with some minor route finding. Belay under a small overhanging wa...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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