Saturday, April 16, 2011

Local Updates

A March Climbing Day In The Okanagan!

Here in Vernon the rock climbing season has started!! The weather is pretty nice (most of the time) now, Skaha is open and soon it might stop raining in Revelstoke & Squamish so we can get out and start adventuring! There are couple of updates of mention that I will post here. The Ellison and Cougar Canyon Bouldering topo/guides have had a little update and there are two new routes that have been bolted in Cougar Canyon!

Cougar Arete 5.10c 
3 Pitches All Bolted (can be climbed mixed as well)
It starts just to the left of Gear 4 Fear, the first pitch climbs a long face to a hanging belay. The second pitch is the money with exposed crimpy moves right off the belay and the onto the arete and a small roof! The third pitch is shorter but also has some exciting steep moves to finish. Will be classic with some traffic! Fall 2010

Mantle Breakdown - 5.11a
1 Pitch All Bolted (second pitch variation of Stellar or Tres Amigos)
Make some face moves off of the chain belay out right and onto the exposed arete. Reachy moves and a big mantle (crux) make up this fun pitch. Full value! Spring 2011

Cougar Canyon Bouldering Guide Updated Version (2011)
Cougar Bouldering Guide 2011
Secret Garden Bouldering 2011

Ellison Provincial Park Rock Climbing Updated Version (2011)
Ellison Guide 2011

Aberdeen Columns Crack Climbing Lumby, B.C (2010)
Aberdeen Columns Guide

Bat Roof 5.10b - Ellison

Who Done It - 5.8 Ellison Style

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