Rocking Climbing in Revelstoke
Photo: Bruno Long. Location: Waterworld
Head out to Begbie Bluffs, for a variety of single pitch, easily accessible, sports climbs. 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. Once you’re done with climbing, hike to Begbie Falls for a scenic end to your day.
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. Be aware of potential rock fall and always wear a helmet. Make sure you choose a climb well within your abilities, 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)