The Boulderfields, Kelowna
What a amazing climbing area for Canada, unfortunately I visited in the summer of rain so after climbing a few problems, I was left to explore, take photos, and be impressed with the signage! Standing along the Ridge trail looking down north onto the area is mind-boggling as to how much rock awaits you!
The Boulderfields guidebook makes mention of the person(s) who made all those wonderful signs throughout the extensive terrain as well as the trail building, also should take a bow for sprucing up the climbing area and making it look top-notch.
Buy these volunteers some beer! I applaud your work.
In-depth info for The Boulderfields can be found in the Kelowna Rock guidebook or the Bouldering Guide by Andy White.
Basically to get there, leave downtown Kelowna and follow Pandosy Street heading south that parallels the beaches, and take it passing Summerhill Pyramid Winery. You are now on Chute Lake Road. Go off left onto the gravel forestry road known as Gillard FSR and you will start to climb steeply up it. Follow the road up and up and keep left, soon taking an arcing turn in the road where the neat old wood trestle can be seen in the woods. The road flattens out straight and some unclimbed? cliffs will be on your right, then be careful passing through a narrow road cut flanked by small rockwalls. There is now a good obvious sign at a junction directing you left toward The Boulderfields, take this. At one point the road splits allowing you to choose between two short roads that again meet back up about 100m further. Carefully follow this narrow road down and around until it pops you out into a large grassy parking/camping area.
There is a drop toilet not far from the parking area. Pass this to get to the main gated area with those amazing signs telling you to go where it is you wanna go! At the end of the photo gallery are some random pics taken along the trail that starts on the hairpin corner found on the lower end of Gillard FSR where an amazing view of Kelowna can be had. Take the trail out north and follow it up passing nice flowers and blueberries growing in the burnt forest.
One new problem was done at the end of July 2016 across from the Wonderbar Wall and after buying the guidebook later that day, listed as ‘unclimbed’. It was cleaned a bit, the topout mantle will seem to be the crux.
Desert Flower, V0
Climb up from the snout and traverse the top or start in the middle and go up using crimpy sidepulls to the same topout mantle.
Many options to get off.