Wednesday, June 4, 2014

British Columbia boast of many rocky and rugged mountains. It is one of the top locations in Nortern America and Canada for Rock Climbing expeditions. It is the westernmost province of Canada. In 1871, it became the sixth province of Canada. The capital of British Columbia is Victoria, the 15th largest metropolitan region in Canada, named for Canada's Queen at Confederation. The largest city is Vancouver, the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada, the largest in Western Canada, and the second largest in the Pacific Northwest.

With the plethora of mountains here in British Columbia, it is of no wonder that this province is one of the world's best climbing areas. We have the third largest single rock face in continental North America, Canada's hardest sport route, Canada's hardest boulder problems, unlimited alpine and ice climbing, endless trad and plenty of easier single pitch routes too. We can also boast of having Canada's most mild weather in the lower mainland, allowing for almost year-round climbing.

Skaha Bluffs is a rock climbing area located just south of Penticton, British Columbia, Canada on a hillside above Skaha Lake. The climbing takes place in three parallel canyons. Notable climbing walls include Fortress, Red Tail, Doctors wall, The Great White Wall and The Grand Canyon. The area is mostly a sport climbing area, though many traditional climbing opportunities also exist. The rock formations in the area are predominantly a coarse-grained gneiss and are generally under 30 meters tall. Skaha Bluffs has gained recognition as a destination climbing area due to its mild weather, easy access and high number of sport climbing routes.


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