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Main article: Skaha

Skaha is a rock climbing area located near Penticton, BC, in the Okanagan Valley. It is generally pretty dry, making it a common destination for times of the year when Squamish is a little soggy. The VOC usually runs a trip there around Halloween. Skaha has climbs at all levels, in both the traditional and sport styles. There is also top-roping possibilities for beginners who know how to set up top-rope anchors. Absolute beginners should go to longhike before, and go with a group that knows how to set up safe top-rope anchors.


October 25th - 26th, 2008

  • Note: likely with some people coming a day early and some leaving a day late.

Pre-trip meeting

Tuesday October 21st 6:30pm, clubroom
Come to get/offer a ride and organize tent/stove sharing. This meeting is optional, if you already have everything set up, you don't have to come.


We'll be staying at the Lost Moose. There will be no water, so we'll all have to bring our own. They were also pretty clear that if we parked on plants, camped off tent sites, or didn't leave the place clean, etc., that we wouldn't be coming back. It will be CAD$100 per night divided by the number of people who end up going.


We typically celebrate Halloween in style and have a potluck dinner on Saturday night. Otherwise take care of your own food or organize something within your car group. Penticton has lots of grocery stores so don't worry if you forget something.

What to bring

As with most trips you should have an adequate sleeping bag, tent, means to cook (i.e. stove or someone to share with), food, and appropriate clothing. If you don't have a tent try to find one within your car group to share. If you don't have a stove, bring something delicious to bribe someone and they'll let you share. You should all own sleeping bags by now - c'mon this is an outdoor club. Don't forget to have something for the Saturday night potluck dinner. Mmmm I can't wait. At this time of the year, Penticton is pretty chilly with daytime temperatures averaging in the low-teens and night-time often dropping below 273 Kelvin (also known as 0˚C, for all the non-nerds out there). Keep this in mind when packing clothing. A guidebook would be very useful, so try and scrounge one before coming. If not, a photographic memory will suffice. Also don't forget your Halloween costume for our potluck Halloween party! (Note: "Rock Climber" is not a very original costume)

If you have them, bring tire chains for your vehicle. Last year the highway was a skating rink.

Trip Sign Up

Please write next to your name the kind of climbing you would like to do: TR=top-rope, Sport, or Trad. This might help to separate into groups.

    1. Laura Morrison (TR)
    2. Andrew Campbell
    3. April Hall
    4. Tiff Shen
    5. Pawel Mirski
    6. Ran Z(CAVING!)
    7. Colin V
    8. Sophy S
    9. Alasdair Burns
    10. Philipp Z
    11. Steve Mullen
    12. Mark Siwoski Sport
    13. Sarah Long
    14. Merick Moritz(TR)
    15. Rozzy Pedder (Trad/sport if i must!)
    16. Lewis Kitchen (Sport)
    17. Jeremy Sklad
    18. Bryant DeRoy
    19. Allie Strel
    20. Greta R
    1. Evan M
    2. Nick C
    3. Ignacio R (sport)
    4. Bob L
    5. Eric Deal
    6. Grant Stewart (Trad/Sport)
    7. Kristina Lidstone (Sport)
    8. Allison Boothe
    9. JP Hastey
    10. Ashlee J
    11. Tony Higginson
    12. Robyn Hooper TR
    13. Matt Harriman
    14. James Marklew (Trad / sport)
    15. Jessica Best (TR)
    16. Charlotte Olofsson (TR)
    17. Sarah Stepec
    18. Margaret Mackie (Sport/Trad)
    19. Phil LeSueur
    20. Kaan Ersahin (TR)
    1. Cornelia Wolf
    2. justin hall(tr)
    3. Angela K (TR)
    4. Adam Palmblad (aid? ;-p)
    5. Lea Steinle (TR, sport)
    6. Jasper Clarke (TR, Sport)
    7. Emily Ackroyd
    8. Anne V.
    9. Piotr
    10. Robin A (Sport/Trad)
    11. Tim Russell (Sport + Trad)
    12. Sascha Paruk (TR)
    13. Ryan Stelzer (TR)
    14. lisa olin
    15. lorelei limousin
    16. Matt Osler (TR)
    17. Cameron Bathgate
    18. Honza Vohradsky (TR)
    19. Emily Beach


If you have space in your car, please post the spots. Passengers pay for gas. If you have a rope and/or rack, please indicate so that we can try and even out people with gear into cars with less gear.
Note: Passengers, contact your drivers a few days in advance to determine meeting locations/times. Contact info can be found on Member List. The onus is not on drivers to track down all their passengers.

  • Name (X spots) [Gear]{Time of Departure from Vancouver - Time of Departure from Skaha]

  • Nick Chng (4 spots) [everything] [Friday Late Afternoon - Sunday Mid-Afternoon]

Caveat Emptor: This car is not hardcore. I like breakfast, climbing in the sun, and routes with good pro. Email me for departure details: nickchng at gmail dot com

  1. Robyn Hooper
  2. Em Beach
  3. Kaan E.

  • Merick Mortiz (4 spots) [old 5 person tent & a dual bruner coleman stove]{Leave Fri ~2pm - return Sunday 4pm]
  1. Cornelia Wolf
  2. Cam Bathgate

  • Adam Palmblad (5 spots) [Gear]{Leave Fri ~6pm - return 8pm Sunday night]
  1. Holly G.
  2. Ignacio R
  3. Robin A (Rack, rope)
  4. Angela K
  • Bob Lai (5 spots) [tents, ropes, draws] {Leave Fri ~5pm - return Sunday night]
  1. Mr. Driver
  2. Evan M
  3. Greta R
  4. Matt H
  5. Sarah Long
  • Colin Vincent (5 spots) [Gear]{Leave Friday @630pm - return Sunday night] Vehicle is full.
  1. Piotr F
  2. Anne V
  3. Bender Z
  4. Der Übeltäter v. Flensburg
  • Matt Osler (4 spots) [Hopefully winter tires, Full Camping gear, anchors, no rope]{Leave Friday early afternoon - return Sunday night]
  1. Kristina Lidstone
  2. Tim Russell
  3. Laura M
  4. Emily A
  • Sascha Paruk (3 spots) [Tents, rope (maybe 2), anchors, draws] (leaving Friday approx. 4pm)
  1. Ryan S.
  2. Honza
  3. Zuzanna

Carless People

For those who need a ride.

  • Name (Gear)
  1. April (rope, rack, draws (trad style :P ))
  2. Mark (rope, draws)
  3. James Marklew (rope, rack, draws)
  4. Margaret Mackie (rope, draws, beginnings of a rack)
  5. Emily Ackroyd
  6. Jeremy Sklad (rope)