West Kootenay Rock Guide

The updates for the West Kootenay Rock Guide are now available on-line. The free PDF download includes over 160 routes which have been put up in the West Kootenay region of south-central British Columbia in the past two years.

The updates also include corrections to information that appeared in the West Kootenay Rock Guide and an appendix that lists every route in the region by grade.

A colour, printed version of the updates is being completed and will include topo photos of the crags and routes. It will be available wherever the West Kootenay Rock Guide is sold. (See list below.)

Click the link below to download the PDF file of the updates:

West Kootenay Rock Guide 2012 Updates PDF



West Kootenay Rock Guide

The West Kootenay Rock Guide is a full-colour, 160-page, perfect-bound publication that includes summaries of 22 rock climbing areas and over 400 routes in South-Central British Columbia. Climbs in and around Nelson, Castlegar, Kaslo, Rossland and Slocan City, including the Valhalla Mountain range, are showcased along with tales of the rich climbing history in the region. (Did you know Kinnaird Bluffs in Castlegar was once the site of the hardest climb in Western Canada?)

The book was researched and written by local climbers and route developers Aaron Kristiansen and Vince Hempsall and it features colour-coded route topos that are so easy to use, they’ll do everything but climb for you.

Simply put, the West Kootenay Rock Guide is the most comprehensive tool for any rock climber and recreational sports enthusiasts living in or visiting British Columbia.


Where to Buy the West Kootenay

Rock Guide

Mail-order sales are available by contacting Wonow Media Ltd. at info@wonowmedia.com. Alternatively, the guide can be purchased at any of the following retail locations:

Valhalla Pure Outfitters – Nelson
626 Baker St.
Nelson, BC
1-877-554 1006

WKRG Sample Spread #1

Valhalla Pure Outfitters – Vernon
5204 24th St.
Vernon, BC

Valhalla Pure Outfitters – Revelstoke
213 MacKenzie Ave.
Revelstoke, BC

The Powderhound
2040 Columbia
Rossland, BC

639 Baker St.
Nelson, BC

WKRG Sample Spread #2

333 Baker St.
Nelson, BC

Little Mountain Outdoor Gear
206 Broadway Street
Nakusp, BC

Far West Factory Outlet
101-2463 Hwy 97 North
Kelowna, BC

Nelson Chamber of Commerce
225 Hall St.
Nelson, BC

WKRG Sample Spread #3

Mountain Gear
2002 N Division St.
Spokane, WA, USA

Selkirk College Book Store
301 Frank Beinder Way
Castlegar, BC
1-888-953-1133 x281

Mountain Equipment Co-op
1451 Government St.
Victoria, BC

Mountain Equipment Co-op
130 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC

Mountain Equipment Co-op
830 10th Ave SW
Calgary, AB

Mountain Equipment Co-op
12328 – 102nd Ave NW
Edmonton, AB