Kinnaird Bluffs in Castlegar is unique not only because people have been climbing there for half a century, but also because it's the only cliff band owned by a non-profit rock climbing organization in the province.
In this film we feature many of the highlights of visiting, and living in, Castlegar, British Columbia, in the summertime.
The Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival returns to Castlegar September 22-23, 2018, and will feature Olympic climber Jen Olson and Canadian mountaineering legend Don Vockeroth. This is the seventh year the Festival has been held at the Lion's Head Pub, the only restaurant and bar in North America with a natural climbing cliff in its backyard. [...]
The first outdoor bouldering competition in the Kootenays is being held in Castlegar on Saturday, September 22nd and competitors from across the province are expected to attend.
The Adventure Journal, one of the most popular online magazines in North America, has just featured Castlegar in a story that highlights the city's rock climbing and, specifically, the natural rock wall located behind the Lion's Head Smoke and Brew Pub. The article, entitled "This Climbing Crag is 50 Feet From a Pub – A little [...]
Outdoor rock climbing has already begun this year in Castlegar. Because of the many south-facing cliffs in the area, snow has melted in the lower elevations and people have been enjoying the sport since the beginning of March. That’s even earlier than the popular Skaha climbing destination in the Okanagan! Castlegar is one of the [...]
Ask most rock climbers and they’ll tell you there’s nothing better than a cold beer after a day of hanging out on the side of a cliff. Luckily for visitors to Castlegar they don’t have to venture far from the climbing routes at the area known as Pub Wall because a frosty pint is literally [...]