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West Kootenays

  • Grade context: US
  • Ascents: 88

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Description

This area includes climbs in the whole West Kootenays, including: Nelson, Castlegar, Slocan Valley, Woodbury, Valhalla Provincial Park, and the surrounding areas.

The most common guidebook for the area is West Kooteney Rock Guide by Aaron Kristiansen and Vince Hempsall, which is available at many retailers in the area such as: Valhalla Pure, Powderhound, ROAM, Snowpack, Castlegar Chamber of Commerce, Nelson Chamber of Commerce, and MEC (instore or online). There have been updates since the original publishing which are available at http://www.wonowmedia.com/category/rock-guide-updates/

Guidebook for bouldering is West Kootenay Bouldering by Allen Rollin. Also available at local retailers such as Valhalla Pure. Updates are available at https://westkootenaybouldering.ca/

Where to stay

Nelson is the biggest town in the area and is likely your best bet for central accommodations. Camping is also available throughout the region.

Ethic

Be mindful of wildlife, especially in more remote areas.

Areas

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Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
Nelson Area
205
7
55m
2
Castlegar Region
312
25
36m
8
153
37
39m
8
Gym The Cube Gym
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0
0

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