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(a) The Fortress

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(a) Dysphorium 
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(f) Big Tree 
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(a) The Fortress Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,795'
Location: 49.43607, -119.56779 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: The Fortress


The Fortress may be the most popular area at Skaha, and not just because of its proximity to the parking lot. Here, you'll find a huge selection of classic moderate sport routes, with many mixed and two-pitch climbs thrown in as well.

Getting There 

This is the first area you see on your left as you walk on the main trail from the lower parking lot. The first rock you'll hit is part of The Ramparts; from here, head left on the upper path to go to the Dysphorium and the Plum Wall or continue onwards to reach the other sections of The Fortress.

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 2.7 miles from here

36 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in (a) The Fortress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (a) The Fortress:
Plum Line   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   (b) Plum Wall
Looking Glass   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 82'   (g) The Corridor
Stouthearted   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 115'   (b) Plum Wall
Genetic Mirror   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   (g) The Corridor
The Real Special Forces   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   (d) The Grooves
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Storming the Ramparts 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  North America : Canada : ... : (c) The Ramparts
Begin roughly in the centre of the wall and climb a blocky rail (gear) up and right. A line of bolts leads upward through some great climbing on incuts to the top of the wall.Partway up the initial rail, a lone bolt on the left leads into the route Obnoxious Little Military Men (5.11b) and bypasses its crux....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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