Head out to Begbie Bluffs, a zone housing single pitch, easily accessible sports climbing. This climbing area is located just 10 minutes out of town on Hwy 23 S. A 15 minute walk on a well-defined trail will have you climbing in no time! This area is kid and dog friendly, and most walls have afternoon sun. A spectacular day can be spent on these key walls: Raptor wall, Rabbit wall, Popeye wall, and Bifacial wall. Some of the best climbs in this area are: High and Dry 5.8, Bifacial Retouch 5.9, Quid Pro Quo 5.10a, Octagon 10.b, Good Guys Wear Black 5.10b, Flashdance 5.11a, and Spanakopita 5.11c.
Spend the morning at Blanket Canyon/Blanket Creek Bridge: Single pitch steep sports climbs in a shady canyon where you’ll find solitude by the flowing creek. This area is located 24 kms from town on Hwy 23 S, there is a 5 minute steep walk in, and you’ll find climbs ranging from 5.10a – 5.12b. The best climbs at Blanket Canyon: Schweppes 5.10a, Zygote 5.11b, Security Blanket 5.12b. The best climbs at Blanket Creek Bridge: Undercover 5.10c, Electric Blanket 5.11b, Blanket Arete 5.10d (2-pitches). These areas are not suitable for kids or dogs.
Enjoy a picnic lunch at Shaketown, full of short single pitch sports climbing and socializing. Try your hand at: Quicksilver Daydreams 5.10b, Two Hands 5.11a, Flying Shoes 5.11b.
If you’ve still got some juice, head down to Waterworld, 2-4 pitch adventurous steep sports climbs over top of Revelstoke Lake. Just 12km on Hwy 23 N, and a 5 minute walk in, these climbs range from 5.10b – 5.12a. Take caution of potential rock fall and always wear a helmet. Be sure to choose a climb well within your means, as you rappel down and then climb back out. Best climbs: Pirates of the Waterworld 5.10b and No Panic In The Titanic 5.11b. This area is not suitable for kids or dogs.
Suggested Itinerary By: Naomi Biggin-Pound (Revelstoke Climbing Coop Member)