The "Steppes" is located in the Lantzville foothills in the North end of Nanaimo. It is one of the more frequented climbing crags in Nanaimo with 52 lines to choose from ranging from 5.6 to 5.12b. The rock is sharp Basalt, and so it still has some loose rock, helmets are reccomended. Most of the routes finish at a Fixe belay rings on the face with the occasional back up set back from the cliff.
Gear: There are sport, mixed and a few trad routes to satisfy every type of climber. The routes vary in length from 7 to 21 meters.