Kamloops has some great outdoor climbing. The Beach is one of the more popular climbs at Kamloops Lake as well as Roche Lake, Prickly Pear, Oregon Jack, Hen House to name a few. Our indoor climbing is also spectacular with challenging routes for every type of climber.
A small sport climbing crag with a high percentage of quality routes. The 25-30m tall wall of blocky gneiss is a popular crag with around 30 routes at a decent range of grades (5.8 to 5.13a) The wall tends to have a lot of ledge features which makes lead climbing on the easier routes potentially dangerous if climbing at your max. Thankfully half of the rock is overhung making the climbing at 5.11 and up very 'sporty'.
Several excellent routes of easy to moderate difficulty, on a beautiful rocky bench 300 meters above Kamloops lake. Single pitch overlooking a nice view of Kamloops Lake. Quiet area and almost all the routes are bolted.
Oregon Jack is a bouldering area west of Kamloops. This area is relatively unknown with lines nearly 10 years old. The limestone boulders are scattered amongst a moss-covered forest and flanked by limestone walls over 160m tall. The walls are currently getting lines to compliment the boulder problems.
Marble Canyon is made up of a Headwall (500 meters) that sits on top of a large Apron (250 meters) – the headwall and apron are split by a huge treed sloping terrace. The climbing is generally in the moderate range (5.7 to 5.10). Climbs are protected with a mixture of natural gear and bolts. Keep in mind when climbing here, that almost all of the multi-pitch routes were put up on a lead, and the bolts drilled by hand.
Kamloops Climbing Community
Kamloops is home to a number of smaller climbing areas. Connect with local climbers, check out the area guides, and get climbing.