West Kootenay Rock Guide

West Kootenay Rock Guide

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. Every climb around Nelson, Castlegar, Kaslo, Rossland and Slocan City, including the Valhalla Mountain range, is 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 the work of local professional photographers. And, the colour-coded route topos are so easy to use, they’ll do everything but climb for you. Simply put, West Kootenay Rock Guide is the most comprehensive tool for any rock climber and recreational sport enthusiast living in or visiting British Columbia.


Route developers have been busy in the last few years. Click the link below to download a PDF document of new routes in the area and to see photo topo updates, log on to the Wonow’s Rock Guide Updates page.

WKRG updates 2014

Where to Buy the 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 250-354-1006 1-877-554 1006

Valhalla Pure Outfitters – Revelstoke 213 MacKenzie Ave. Revelstoke, BC 250-837-5517

Powderhound 2040 Columbia Rossland, BC 250-362-5311

ROAM 639 Baker St. Nelson, BC 250-354-2056

Snowpack 333 Baker St. Nelson, BC 250-352-6411

Nelson Chamber of Commerce 225 Hall St. Nelson, BC 250-352-3433 1-877-663-5706

Mountain Gear 2002 N Division St. Spokane, WA, USA 509-325-9000

Lion’s Head Pub 2629 Broadwater Rd Robson, BC 250-365-2739

Selkirk College Book Store 301 Frank Beinder Way Castlegar, BC 250-365-1281

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


Mountain Bike Vermont

Mountain Bike Vermont

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Mountain Bike Vermont is a multi-faceted business that combines print, online media and event management to showcase all things mountain biking in the Green Mountain state.

To learn more about the company, its web site, publication, events and sponsored team, log on to mtbvt.com.

Mountain Trek Retreat

Mountain Trek


Mountain Trek Health Spa & Fitness Retreat offers its hiking-based programs at two stunning destinations: the Alpine Lodge nestled in the mountains near Nelson, British Columbia or the sunny Rancho La Puerta Health Spa, situated in the desert hills of Baja Mexico.