Castlegar has quickly become the best city in the Kootenay region of British Columbia for rock climbing and there are many areas that are perfect for families. These are the three best for families of rock climbers.
The Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival returned to Castlegar September 21-22, 2019, and featured Canada's best rock climber Sonnie Trotter. This is what he had to say about the city and the event.
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.
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.
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 [...]