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Blogdate: May 22, 2017
Victoria Day climbing in Skaha

Rian (left, orange helmet) tops out on "Generation Z" at Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park in Penticton, BC.
Rian at the anchor of Generation Z in Shaha Bluffs.
Possibly the warmest Victoria Day weekend in recent memory, Bern and the two youngers stop for a picture along the trail.
While it was a hot 25°C outside, the glacial fed Skaha Lake is still too cold to swim in during May, but the boys didn't care..
Banbury Green along Skaha Lake with its numerous water front sites has made it the popular choice for rock climbers.
Dinner time is not taken lightly after a day at the bluffs.
The boys killing time on Skaha Lake in their fish-hunter inflatable.
Penticton means lots of snakes and this one happened into our site after catching a fish.
Booking a campsite for the Victoria Day long weekend is pretty chancy in May in British Columbia, especially with the amount of rainfall we've had over the past few months. But rain or shine, we've made going up to Penticton for some early season rock climbing an annual getaway now. This year everyone got lucky with some weather that was hot enough that shorts, t-shirt, and flip-flops were all that was necessary for pretty much the entire day, and right into the evening. It also meant that if you weren't on the rock by about nine in the morning then you were probably parking along the road way on the drive up to the bluffs.
 

 
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