Thursday, September 10, 2009
Skaha with Three Rope Guns
Sarah Matt Paul and I went to Skaha over the labour day long weekend, hoping to avoid the torrential rains forecasted for Vancouver and Squamish. In the end it still rained a bit in Penticton, but the amounts were much less. On Saturday we climbed at the Maternal Wall, an awesome crag with steep and long pumpy routes, great fun! On Sunday the weather was more iffy, and we started off warming up at the Diamondback wall in the sun. Soon it started to thunderstorm, and we ran off to Werbworld seeking shelter underneath the overhangs. Werbworld is one of those new crags in Skaha, described in the new routes topo, with a bunch of fun juggy steep routes. The routes aren't that long, but once you're at the top it feels like you've climbed much further. Our last day, Monday, was spent at the Doctor's Wall, and the Blipvert tower. There are some really good (but hard!) routes here. I'll have to come back.