The Fortress offers the best collection of mid-grade (9, 10, and 11-) climbs at Skaha, some of which are genuine two-pitch routes. But beware, interspersed with the good ones there are a few that are grubby, loose, poorly protected, and easy to stray onto. There is also a higher proportion of mixed routes here than at most other cliffs. On some, Purpendiculous for example, you will use some gear to protect the bottom moves so the need is obvious. On others, like its companion and neighbour Primal Dream, the need for gear is only evident high on the first pitch. You will miss some great routes if you do not bring, and use, the Skaha rack. When you come from the car park The Ramparts area is the fi rst place where you can easily reach the base of the climbs from a high point on the trail. This should be the starting point for your orientation. Head back left along the base of the cliff to reach Plum Wall and The Dysphorium and right to reach the rest.