Skaha Bluffs

  • Long road ahead for rock climber who fell 40 ft from Penticton’s Skaha Bluffs
    On July 5, Ward Jensen was rock climbing at Penticton’s Skaha Bluffs when he fell 40 feet.
    Jul 17
  • B.C. emergency crews rescue injured climber from Skaha Bluffs
    The Penticton Fire Department says the climber, a 50-year-old man, suffered significant injuries from a 40-foot fall.
    Jul 5
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  • First rock climbing festival held at Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park
    "It's been an overwhelming response, we've probably had over 1,700 people in the last two days climbing here in Penticton," said the organizer of the Skaha Climbers Festival.
    May 29
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  • Hiker removed by helicopter from Skaha Bluffs
    The climber's injuries were not determined to be life-threatening.
    Oct 11, 2021
  • Part of South Okanagan park still closed because of Christie Mountain wildfire
    The north portion of Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park is open to the public, but the south portion remains closed.
    Sep 4, 2020
  • Air rescue at popular South Okanagan climbing spot
    A woman in her 20s had to be airlifted out of a popular climbing area in the South Okanagan on Thursday afternoon.
    Jun 26, 2020
  • UPDATED: Rescuers save woman who fell into cave at Skaha Bluffs
    First responders were called to the area around noon.
    Sep 3, 2018
  • Women critically injured at Skaha Bluffs in Penticton
    A woman had to be rescued with the Vernon Search & Rescue winch helicopter after a fall at Skaha Bluffs.
    Aug 11, 2017
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  • Penticton to protect Skaha Bluffs parking lot
    The City of Penticton is boosting efforts to prevent thefts at a popular recreation site. Theft and vandalism at the Skaha Bluffs parking lot was rampant last summer.
    Jan 15, 2016
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  • More serious emergencies on Skaha Bluffs than average
    The bluffs attract climbing enthusiasts from around the world and Randy Brown with PENSAR says too many of them are not adequately prepared.
    Jun 19, 2015

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