Aberdeen Columns Guide (2016)

Lyle Knight has been busy, here’s the 2016 edition of the Aberdeen Columns guide. Aberdeen Columns is a welcome addition to the Central BC Rock climbing inventory. It provides 130+ steep columnar basalt crack climbs ranging in height from 12m to 22m. The rock is solid and provides high quality cam and the occasional nut...

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New Multi-pitch: CardiYak Rhythm

Great news for multi-pitch fans. Lyle Knight, Rob Birtles and Gary Wolkoff have just completed a 17 pitch epic on the Yak, south of Merrit. Rob Birtles describes the route. The climb was a 4 year effort by Lyle, Gary and I. It’s was a journey to put this thing up. To date it’s the hardest climb on yak. Climbing style – slab/crack. It’s a mixed...

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Roche Lake Adopt-a-Crag

Courtesy of Garry Brace: ROCHE LAKE ADOPT-A-CRAG – Sep.16Hey climbers, the The Kamloops Access Fund and CASBC are looking for volunteers to participate in a maintenance day at the Roche Lake crag. We need people to help with • the construction of stairs on the approach trail, • the installation of a notice board, and • anchor maintenance. The fun should get...

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Tree Spiking at Roche Lake

Someone has been spiking trees and cut logs at Interfor’s logging operation adjacent to the climbing area. If anyone has any information concerning this they should contact: Richard Freeman Natural Resource Officer Landline: 250-587-6793 Cell: 250-674-1180 Email: Richard.Freeman@gov.bc.ca

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Aberdeen Columns Guide

UPDATE November 29, 2016: A new version of this guide has been published, and can be found here. Our friends to the east in the North Okanagan Valley were looking for a new home to host their online guide for the Aberdeen Columns. So, courtesy of Lyle Knight, here’s the 2012 edition of the Aberdeen Columns. From Lyle: Aberdeen Columns is a welcome addition to the...

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Logging at Roche Lake

Courtesy of Garry Brace: Interfor will be logging in the vicinity of the Roche Lake climbing area for the first 3 weeks of May, 2012. They would prefer that people not climb at the crag from Mon. to Fri. until after 4:00pm. There are no restrictions on Sat. or Sun. If you do decide to climb during the day on a weekday be aware that you’ll be sharing the road with...

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