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Description 

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.


Getting There 

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.


123 Total Routes


['4 Stars',13],['3 Stars',58],['2 Stars',35],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',1]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Okanagan:
Looking Glass   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 82'   Skaha : The Fortress - The Corridor
Plum Line   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   The Fortress : East Face (South)
Assholes of August   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Red Tail : Red Tail Upper
Naturopath   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Skaha : Doctor's Wall
Special Forces   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 60'   The Fortress : East Face (Central)
Wings of Desire   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 100'   Skaha : Great White
Not Fade Away   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 50'   Skaha : The Wave
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Featured Route For Okanagan
I'm staring down that next fixed draw... I think I won on this one.

Not Fade Away 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a  North America : Canada : ... : The Wave
This is a VERY popular climb, with good reason. It is all overhung and traverses left up to an increasingly crimpy finish. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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