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(b) Red Tail Group Rock Climbing 

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One of the most popular areas at Skaha, both because of its proximity to the parking lot and the variety of easier routes it showcases. The Redtail Group has a handful of different areas with quality climbing, mostly sport but some trad as well.

The climbing areas here all face the sun most of the day but the walls on the lower half are protected a bit with trees. There is usually a nice breeze moving through Shady Valley all day.

Getting There 

After passing The Fortress on the main trail from the lower parking lot, you can turn left up the hill to reach Lower Redtail and eventually Upper Redtail, or continue down low to reach Another Buttress. All the crags will be on your left and ar hard to miss.

Missing Routes 

There are many known routes in this area that are missing on Mountain Project. On each crag's page, there is a list of its routes that are missing on Mountain Project but described in the guidebook.

Please contribute to the Skaha Mountain Project page by taking the time to add these missing routes if you've climbed them!

Climbing Season

For the Okanagan area.

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

38 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in (b) Red Tail Group

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (b) Red Tail Group:
Guilt Trip   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   (c) Lower Red Tail
Just Lead It   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   (c) Lower Red Tail
Assholes of August   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   (d) Upper Red Tail
The Dream   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   (e) The Turret
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What's Left 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  North America : Canada : ... : (c) Lower Red Tail
A fun climb that starts on a slabby section and gets steeper as you climb. There is a bulge at about mid-height which is probably the crux and a fun piece of climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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