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East Kootenays (Kimberly/Cranbrook) Rock Climbing 

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Cranbrook, British Columbia is a city in southeast British Columbia, located on the west side of the Kootenay River at its confluence with the St. Mary's River. It is the largest urban centre in the region known as the East Kootenay. As of 2011, Cranbrook's population is 19,364, with a census agglomeration population of 25,037. It is the location of the headquarters of the Regional District of East Kootenay and also the location of regional headquarters of various provincial ministries and agencies, notably the Rocky Mountain Forest District. As well as providing these services, Cranbrook is the departure point for a wide array of climbing, from long, high commitment alpine routes to single pitch sport crags of multiple rock types.

Getting There 

From Calgary to the east, drive south on Hwy 22 towards Fernie and continue west until hitting the town of Cranbrook. Cranbrook is the largest town in the East Kootenays, so it can easily be accessed from the south (Montana), east (Calgary), west (Revelstoke) or north (Golden).

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

55 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',36],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',2]

Classic Climbing Routes in East Kootenays (Kimberly/Cranbrook)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Kootenays (Kimberly/Cranbrook):
Boot Camp    5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Lakit Lake
Bro-Mance   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   Lakit Lake
G.I. Joe    5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Lakit Lake
Kamikaze    5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Lakit Lake
Illicit Engagement    5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Lakit Lake
Bubble Wrap    5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Lakit Lake
The Righteous Redneck   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40 pitches   Lakit Lake
Air Main.   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport   Lakit Lake
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Air Main. 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  North America : Canada : ... : Lakit Lake
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By N. Aksamit
From: Canmore, AB
Oct 31, 2016
Gord McArthur wrote up a nice guidebook for the Kimberley/Cranbrook crags and ice climbing:

Some updates:

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