The updates for the West Kootenay Rock Guide are now available on-line. The free PDF download includes over 200 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 in the coming months wherever the West Kootenay Rock Guide is sold. (See list below.)
Click the link below to go to Wonow Media’s page where you can download the PDF file of the updates:
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 Guideis the most comprehensive tool for any rock climber and recreational sports enthusiasts living in or visiting British Columbia.
Where to Buy the West Kootenay
Mail-order sales are available by contacting Wonow Media Ltd. at info (at) wonowmedia.com. Alternatively, the guide can be purchased at any of the following retail locations: Valhalla Pure Outfitters – Nelson626 Baker St. Nelson, BC 250-354-1006 1-877-554 1006
Valhalla Pure Outfitters – Vernon 5204 24th St. Vernon, BC 250-545-9555 Valhalla Pure Outfitters – Revelstoke 213 MacKenzie Ave. Revelstoke, BC 250-837-5517 The Powderhound 2040 Columbia Rossland, BC 250-362-5311 ROAM639 Baker St. Nelson, BC 250-354-2056
Snowpack 333 Baker St. Nelson, BC 250-352-6411 Little Mountain Outdoor Gear 206 Broadway Street Nakusp, BC 250-265-2226 Far West Factory Outlet 101-2463 Hwy 97 North Kelowna, BC 250-860-9010 Nelson Chamber of Commerce225 Hall St. Nelson, BC 250-352-3433 1-877-663-5706
Mountain Gear 2002 N Division St. Spokane, WA, USA 509-325-9000 Selkirk College Book Store 301 Frank Beinder Way Castlegar, BC 250-365-1281 1-888-953-1133 x281 Mountain Equipment Co-op 1451 Government St. Victoria, BC 250-386-2667 Mountain Equipment Co-op 130 West Broadway Vancouver, BC 604-872-7858 Mountain Equipment Co-op 830 10th Ave SW Calgary, AB 403-269-2420 Mountain Equipment Co-op 12328 – 102nd Ave NW Edmonton, AB 780-488-6614