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Looking East from the approach path to The Beech

Description 

A beautiful spot over-looking Kamloops Lake, this crag has many sport routes and several trad routes too. Ranging from easy to hard, this is a perfect spot to climb on a sunny or cloudy day. Although there is a hundred metre drop about 10 metres from the crag wall, it's safe, easy to get to, and great climbing.

Getting There 

Easily accessible by Hwy 1/BC 97 West of Kamloops about 35 km. Park on the north side of the road in the public rest area and walk about 10 minutes up the clearly marked trail.

Climbing Season



Weather station 18.8 miles from here

123 Total Routes

['4 Stars',16],['3 Stars',25],['2 Stars',76],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',2],['5.8',9],['5.9',7],['5.10',32],['5.11',21],['5.12',16],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',12],['V2-3',12],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',4],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Kamloops:
The Voices Told Me   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Beach - Left Center
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Tim starting up The Voices Told Me, 5.9

The Voices Told Me 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  North America : Canada : ... : Beach - Left Center
Start up the left side of the blunt arete before moving back right and the meet of the climb. As the arete steepens make your way up and left.Continue on passed numerous steeps up to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Yet another warning sign, you gotta love the officials.
Yet another warning sign, you gotta love the offic...
Looking West from The Beach
Looking West from The Beach
The trail to the crag from the parking area.
BETA PHOTO: The trail to the crag from the parking area.
Nice to know officials are caring for climbers...
Nice to know officials are caring for climbers...
Looking along Lake Kamloops towards the town
Looking along Lake Kamloops towards the town

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By Euan Cameron
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From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Sep 18, 2011
This is area is known as "The Beach" to the locals. While no where near any beach (at least I couldn't see one) it is located in a beautiful location.

When we visited in 2011 a number of the climbs could do with some bolt maintenance, but in general things are well bolted and the easy access makes this a good spot for a quick visit.

Another benefit in the summer months is the lack of mosquitos, something that cannot be said for the other local climbing venues.

There is really good local info here climbkamloops.ca/

Also the local climbing gym is a good place to get the most up to date info.