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Aug 23, 2003, 7:26 PM
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Skaha Burning? need info  (North_America: Canada: British_Columbia: Okanagan: SKAHA)
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Hey all. I'm on the road again and in the fire struck Okanagan. Just hoping someone can tell me what's happening down the road in Skaha. Can we still climb down there :?:


Aug 23, 2003, 9:35 PM
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Just got an e-mail from a buddy in Kelowna. Said all the climbing areas are closed due to the high fire risk. So I'm taking from that all recreation areas (including crags) are closed to eliminate the possibility of any new fires - if they're not already burnt up.
Fact remains though these fires are huge mothers. With more than 25,000 people evacuated, homes destroyed, hundreds of emergency personell running around, massive amounts of smoke in the air, road closures and who knows what other chaos, Kelowna/Penticton are not good places to be just now.
I think climbing at Skaha is over for now, and probably the rest of the season. Once things get back to normal around Kelowna - and that will be more than a few weeks - then the locals can start thinking about important things, like the condition of the climbing crags.

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