Polished Wall Rock Guide Updates

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Polished Wall Rock Guide Updates

by Vince Hempsall, May 27, 2015

Polished Wall is located at Kinnaird Bluffs in Castlegar, British Columbia. Follow the trail up and to the left (North) from Open Book Wall (page 29 of the West Kootenay Rock Guide). It’s an excellent wall for beginner sport and trad climbers although it’s important to note that the anchors are not easily accessible from above.

In order to fit most of the routes on the main wall into one topo image, a fish-eye lens was used so you’ll notice some of the distances appear skewed. The two-pitch routes Reflections, Via Escondida and Lazy River all require two rappels as they top out around the 37m mark.

For route and access descriptions please download theĀ 2014 West Kootenay Rock Guide updates.

polished wall topo wonow media

polished wall right topo wonow media

son of a birch climb wonow media

Marley Bassett prepares to clean Son of a Birch.

Polished Wall Rock Guide Updates: This is the 13th in a regular series showcasing the new rock climbing routes in the West Kootenay Region of south-central British Columbia. For written descriptions of these and other routes, download theĀ 2014 West Kootenay Rock Guide updates.