Incredible Granite within minutes of Nelson. Lots of classics here, a must for any visiting climber!
SUNSHINE CRACK - 5.8 - TRAD - GEAR TO 5" - 35M
Access: Located on the Open Book Wall at Kinnaird. Take the trail from the parking, hang a left and follow your nose (you can see it from the car unmistakably)
Climb: Splitter in every way, climb through beautiful ground to a wild layback, a small roof and a long wide crack all the way up! Jamming, good gear and a fine position for the grade.
RATTLESNAKE - 5.10C - TRAD - GEAR TO 2" - 15M
Access: As for 'Yellow Sling' wall but head up through the talus to the 'Squeeze Chimney' wall and a whole bunch of corners to where this crack is obvious.
Climb: Start up the easy ramp and into the seam/crack just right of the arete. Tricky gear and nice in cuts lead into the pumpy upper face and a wild finish. Hard considering the grade and length of it!
|Tomas climbing the steep seam of 'RATTLESNAKE' 5.10c at Kinnaird|
|Allen climbing the wild laybacks of 'CROWBAR' 5.10d at the Kootenay Crag|
|Tomas on 'LIGHTNING CRACK' 5.11b at Kinnaird Bluffs|
|Jason finishing up 'THE GREAT KOOTENAY CORNER' 5.11a/b at Grohman Narrows|
|View from the 'COLUMBIA CORNER' 5.10D at Lion's Head|
|'YELLOW SLING' 10b, finger crack extrordinaire|
|Tomas climbing at the OVIS WALL at Arrow Lakes|
|View from 'Slow Pitch, 10c' towards Penticton|