Posted by: westcoastice | January 22, 2011

January 22, 2011 (Thanks Adam)

Kelowna
NEW ROUTE
Let’s Get Ready to Rumble WI4/WI4+ 25m FA Aaron Culver and Adam Tutte December 2010

Aaron Culver and I (Adam Tutte) climbed a new route in Kelowna in an area called Christy Falls. Sadly, the main 200 foot falls don’t look like they will form up this year, but there is one new climb here. The new climb is 25 meter and was climbed in December for the FA at WI 4-4+. There is a bolted anchor at the top on the left side (the plan is to add an anchor on the right side soon). I (Adam) am also working on putting in 2 mixed climbs that will climb the same ice and then climb through steep rock onto some fangs above. Stay tuned for more on that (should have first route fully bolted by end of Tuesday).

To get to this area, take Westside Road to Bear Creek Forest road. Turn left onto the forest road and follow for 13km, where road heads right (called Esperon at that point). Follow the road until the 24km marker and park. If you have a sled you might want to bring it. From the 24km marker, head up the road called Christy Main and follow that for 3.5km. There are km signs on the road side for rough km markers. At 3.5km, turn left down a logging road – if you look close there is a sign on the left that says Christy Falls. Follow the logging road to its end. From there, follow the flagged trail into the wall and the falls. Have fun!

Please respect the summer routes that are in there (fully bolted with fixed draws). They are not for dry tooling, as they are set for summer rock routes and are the Valley’s hardest climbs. If you would like more info on the rock routes, email me at atutte(at)hotmail.com


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