There are a variety of bouldering and sport, trad, mixed, and multi-pitch climbing crags in Kelowna. Popular areas are listed below on the map. The local guidebooks Kelowna Rock Climbing and Okanagan Bouldering are perfect for in-depth information on rock climbing and bouldering here. Great climbing day trips from Kelowna can be discovered through North and South Okanagan guidebooks, Roped Up in the North Okanagan and Skaha Climbing. If you want to get into climbing or looking for a place to practice, Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym will get you ready and warmed up for your outdoor climbing adventure.
There are hundreds of climbs in the Kelowna area ranging from under 5.0 to over 5.12 (YDS). Before you head out for your climbs make sure you are well equipped with all the necessary gear. Some of these areas are still ongoing development, so please avoid any climbs that are closed projects or have the first bolt flagged. Many of the climbing areas in the Okanagan are in Provincial Parks. Please adhere to all park rules, including staying on established trails, on-leash pets, leave-no-trace and no fires unless in provincially regulated metal pits. Some crags are also on Crown Land or Private Land. Climbing access depends heavily on respect of the above rules; please respect the area so others may enjoy it for years to come. Please contact Central Okanagan Climbing Association (COCA) and Okanagan Bouldering Society (OBS) with any further questions.
Kelowna is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded tm̓xʷúlaʔxʷ (land) of the syilx/Okanagan people who have resided here since time immemorial