Revelstoke Rock Climbing

Cranberry Walls

This is the most southern climbing area in Revelstoke, located a few km south of Cranberry Lake on Highway 23 South. The history of this beautiful crag started already in the mid nineties when Dean Flick has built the first route on the most southerly cliff. However, it was not until 2010 when the two Williams brothers and true Revelstoke locals Ryan and Nic have put their heart into this area. With their endless energy and enthusiasm they have built trails, scrubbed the rock and established this amazing new climbing area.

How To Get There

From the turnoff of the Trans Canada Highway onto Highway 23 South, west of Revelstoke, drive along Highway 23 South for 35.9 km, or 12.7 km south of the Blanket Creek Bridge.

At km 35.9 you will find a large, to the left leading turn with two pull-out at the left side of the road. Park your car on the second (southerly) pull-out.

Follow the well-established trail at the south-east corner of this pull-out, leading through the most beautiful forest and past a wide creek to the base of the crag, 12 minutes from the parking lot.

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Cranberry Walls: Crags & new routes, Revelstoke rock climbing
1: Mega Man 5.12 project #12 SPORT 2p
Established: Nic & Ryan Williams, Sumer 2010 Start a few meters to the right of a detached pillar. Less quality rock at bottom of climb, however after a few bolts great climbing with good exposure.

2: The Pinecone Philosopher 5.12 project #12 SPORT 2p
Established: Nic & Ryan Williams, Summer 2010 Climb the first pitch of Mega Man, after climb the right-hand second pitch.

3: Backhand of Gold *** 5.12b #12 SPORT 2p
Established: Nic Williams,
Summer 2010
Climb easier lower buttress, then continue up steep face above, following left-trending crack to belay. Second pitch pushes straight through a roof to the above wall. Great exposure.

4: Cranberry Crush ** 12a #12 SPORT 2p
Established: Nic Williams,
Summer 2010
Climb an easy dihedral that leads into a crack-weakness on steep face above. The second pitch trends left from the belay and then clips straight up the steep final wall. Amazing exposure.

5: Cranberry Branch *** 12a #12 SPORT 30 m
Established: Nic Williams,
Summer 2010
Directly left of a deep groove start up an easy buttress to the large ledge above. From this ledge climb the steep wall with a tricky bulge in the middle. Go to the first belay of Cranberry Crush.

6: Juice Monkey ** 11c #12 SPORT 29 m
Established: Nic Williams,
Summer 2010
Directly left of a deep groove start up an easy buttress to the large ledge above. From this ledge climb the right-hand bolt-line leading up to the right, to the same belay as for Peanut Toffee Buzz.

7: Peanut Toffee Buzz *** 11a #11 SPORT 29 m
Established: Ryan Williams,
Summer 2010
Climb a deep groove, then climb straight up to a striking black streak in rock.

8: Wildberry ** 11a #12 SPORT 30 m
Established: Ryan Williams,
Summer 2010
Directly to the right of a deep groove climb a short buttress to the above wall. Keep climbing straight up to a final overhanging wall with the anchor on top.

9: Just Do It ** 11a R #12 SPORT 25 m
Established: Ryan Williams,
Summer 2010
Start 4 meters to the right of the deep groove. Climb straight up to a small roof. Pull this roof and keep climbing straight up the above wall, to the anchor. To reduce the runout you can place a ½ inch cam directly below the roof.

10: No Questions Asked ** 11a R #12 SPORT 25 m
Established: Ryan Williams,
Summer 2010
Climb the bolt-line directly to the right of a small roof. At the upper end of the route climb straight up a small arête, to the anchor. To reduce the runout at the roof you can place a size 00 TCU to the right of the roof.

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