Skaha Rock Adventures
Our first outdoor climb was lead by Russ Turner and the seasoned crew from Skaha Rock Adventures. Founded in 1993, Russ's is one of the most respected climb companies in Canada. Having dedicated over 2,700 volunteer hours to mold the trails and training sites of Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park they are legendary with the locals.
Creating a world-renowned playground for climbing enthusiasts can be a challenge, especially when hauling boulders into place to create a stairway to heaven for hikers. Boasting the longest climbing season in Canada, we visited on a 38 degree Okanagan day. Fortunate for us our crew knew exactly where to climb and we spent most of our time in the shade.
All of the members of the tour team were excellent climbers focused on maintaining the natural elegance and supernatural climbing physique of these buff bluffs while managing an off-grid experience for a novice group. From pointing out poison ivy, to tips on where wayward rattlers might lounge, they kept us safe and on track.
Personal care, attention to detail and an exhilarating experience are what you can expect when booking a climb with Russ and his crew. We really couldn't say enough about the professionalism, personality and passion of this group which is why we are now hooked on adventure climbing in the South Okanagan.