Revelstoke Rock Climbing

MacPherson Crag

The MacPherson Crag is located directly beside one of Revelstoke’s popular mountain bilking trails in the MacPherson area. This crag has all easy sport routes and is ideal for sport climbers in search of shorter and easier routes.

It is important to respect the presents of mountain bikers. These enthusiasts have been in the area prior to the development the MacPerson Crag climbing area. In respect towards all mountain bikers, it is appreciated that climbers follow the following rules:

  • No dogs in this area.
  • Keep the bike trail for the mountain bikers, do not hang out in the trail.
  • No Shaketown / Drive – In climber’s parties, maintain a low profile.

How To Get There

From the turnoff at the Trans Canada Highway onto Highway 23 South, west of Revelstoke (traffic light), drive along Highway 23 South for 5.3 km to the Griffith Creek Forest Service Road turn off. Follow this forest road for 200 meters, to the parking area on to of the first hill.

Walk to the southeast corner of the parking area. From there follow the mountain bike trail for 50 meters, to a branch-off. At the branch-off take the trail leading to the right, for 70 meters, to the MacPherson Crag.

Please refer to the guide book Revelstoke Rocks.

MacPherson Crag: Crags & new routes, Revelstoke rock climbing
 A – Roof-a-Go-Go ** 5.10a #6 SPORT 15m
Established FFA: Ruedi Beglinger, early November 2015 Start at the middle of the wall, 2 meters to the right of Première. Climb the roof to the above steep wall. Keep climbing straight up, as you stay just to the left of a prominent corner.

 B – Première ** 5.10c #6 SPORT 15m
Established FFA: Ruedi Beglinger, early November 2015 Start at the middle of the wall, directly climber’s left of the prominent roof . Climb straight up to the top anchor, located to the right of a Fir tree.

 C – Corner Blues ** 5.8 #6 SPORT 15m
Established FFA: Ruedi Beglinger, early November 2015 Start at the middle of the wall, directly below the lower left facing corner and the higher right facing corner, 4 meters climber's left of the prominent roof. Climb straight up into a prominent left facing corner and further into the above right facing corner.

 D – Project ** 5.7 #5 SPORT 14m
Established FFA: Olivier Trudel, early November 2015 Start at the middle of the wall, 15 meters climber's left of the prominent double corner of Corner Blues, directly below an elegant looking right facing corner. Climb straight up into the right facing corner and further to a ledge with the anchor.

MacPherson Crag: Crags & new routes, Revelstoke rock climbing