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Grade Route Gear style Quality Climber
Thu 3rd Sep 2020 - West Kootenays
Castlegar Kinnaird Bluffs Whirlwind Wall
5.9 Invisible Man Sport 15m Very Good
David Gibbs
5.7 Invisible Crack

The WKRG update describes this as a "gear-eating crack" -- but it isn't my idea of a such. To me, that means, anywhere you stop, you've got at least a couple good placements within easy reach. Not so on this. The gear isn't bad... but it isn't "gear-eating crack" quality of good.

Trad 15m Very Good
David Gibbs
Thu 3rd Sep 2020 - West Kootenays
Castlegar Kinnaird Bluffs Yellow Sling Wall
5.9 Gentle Shist Sport 25m Very Good
David Gibbs
5.4 Exfoliation

Nice climbing up exfoliating flakes and slabs above the ledge.

Trad 25m Very Good
David Gibbs
5.5 Broken Corner

Good gear and good climbing throughout.

Trad 27m Classic
David Gibbs
5.9 5.8 Fine Line Mixed trad 27m, 2 Classic
David Gibbs
Wed 2nd Sep 2020 - West Kootenays
Castlegar Waterline Walls Raven Wall
5.7 Lhasa Steppes

Short, different, but kind of fun.

Sport 10m, 3 Good
David Gibbs
5.8 5.7 Smells Like Pine

Like several other trad routes I've climbed in the area, felt like climbing stacked blocks in places. Gear looked generally pretty good, if you avoided the looser bits. But seemed really hard for a 5.7, even climbing it on TR.

Trad 18m Very Good
David Gibbs
5.8 5.7 Tastes Like Saffron

A couple loose bits. Another one that felt really hard for 5.7.

Sport 18m, 4 Good
David Gibbs
5.10a Outer Mongolia

I stick-clipped bolt 2 (of 3) so was on effective TR for the crux of the climb, so I don't really feel right calling it a lead onsight.

Sport 10m, 3 Good
David Gibbs
Tue 1st Sep 2020 - West Kootenays
Castlegar Kinnaird Bluffs Polished Wall
5.6 5.7 Son of a Birch

Far easier than "Reluctant Gardner". I' not sure it is harder than 5.5 -- but I might call it 5.6 for one move.

Trad 18m Good
David Gibbs
5.8 Reflections Sport 35m, 9 Very Good
David Gibbs
5.10a 5.10b Via Escondida (Via Escondida P1)
1 5.10a
Sport 9 Very Good
David Gibbs
5.8 Lazy River (Lazy River P1)
1 5.8
Sport 9 Good
David Gibbs
5.8 Shaun’s Pawn Shop Sport 28m, 8 Very Good
David Gibbs
5.10a (new sport route left of Reluctant Gardner) Sport 20m Classic
David Gibbs
5.7 Reluctant Gardner

This is NOT the same 5.7 trad climbing as "Son of a Birch".

Trad 20m Very Good
David Gibbs
5.7 Muglugs Goes Climbing Sport 18m, 5 Very Good
David Gibbs
Sun 30th Aug 2020 - West Kootenays
Castlegar Brilliant Bluffs
5.8 Megawatts

Lead all the pitches.

If you go into pitch 5 thinking it will be 5.8 the way pitch 1 was 5.8, well, you'll be in for a shock.

Sport 320m Very Good
David Gibbs
Sun 19th Jul 2020 - West Kootenays
Castlegar Lions Head Pub Wall
5.9 Walk it Off Sport 38m Good
Ryan
Sun 28th Jun 2020 - West Kootenays
Castlegar Lions Head Pub Wall
5.10d Theodore Donald Karabotsos Memorial Route

Hard slabs

Sport 24m, 7 Good
Andy Gnarr
5.10c 5.10d Bar Star

Cool bouldery moves down low, followed by good slab above.

Sport 20m, 9 Very Good
Andy Gnarr
5.9 Deep Fried Pickles Trad Good
Andy Gnarr
5.10b Maple Stout

Good jams! Great climb!

Trad Good
Andy Gnarr
Sat 25th Jul 2015 - West Kootenays
Castlegar Waterline Walls Raven Wall
5.9 Brads Corner

We topped roped this route

Trad Good
Blair S.R Leonard

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