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There are multiple rock climbing opportunities near Castlegar popular climbs include:

  • The Slocan Bluffs - one of the more popular areas to climb. It's mainly sport climbing featuring a mix of cracks and face climbs for a range of levels. Slocan Lake provides beautiful views and a great location for a post climb plunge.
  • Kootenay Crag - accessed by boat or bike. The climbs range from 5.11 to 5.13. Nicely shaded in the forest on a hot day.
  • Mount Gimli - located in the Valhalla Provincial Park. The Southeast Ridge of Mount Gimli is one of the paramount routes in the area. It is excellent 5.9 climbing with 7-8 pitches. It takes about 4-7 hours with a 3rd class decent.
  • Hall Siding Bluffs - just off the highway between Nelson and Yimr. Hall siding has 12 challenging route to climb.

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