The Okanagan is a large area in the interior of British Columbia. Its location between the coastal ranges and the Rockies gives it a dry climate often referred to as Canada's only dry desert. Indeed, with fifty or more wineries, rattlesnakes and scrublands, you won't feel like you're in the Canada you thought you knew all about.
The climbing is dominated by Skaha, and rightfully so as it's a phenomenal concentration of fine climbing, but there are other worthwhile destinations to be found such as Kelowna Crags and Cougar canyon.
This is a tourist area so accommodation ranging from camping to luxury resorts can be found. Every food niche can be found, from small-town greasy spoons to fine dining. Rest day and rainy day activities include watersports, hiking and wine-tasting. The big mountain ranges to the east and to the west aren't too far off either.
Kelowna is central and accessible by road from all direction and by air. From Kelowna, Skaha is an hour or so to the south, Cougar canyon is half an hour to the north.
Weather station 1.3 miles from here
210 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Okanagan
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Okanagan:
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Italian Jam Shop 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a North America
: ... : (f) Blipvert
Located on the west face of Blipvert Tower, this is a newer variation on some existing routes. It takes the line of red painted bolts up a steep and sustained technical face, along a right-trending seam, and then through a burly series of overlaps. At almost 35m long and with no rests in the last two thirds, this is a real pump fest....[more] Browse More Classics in International