• Trip duration
    7 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    2 people
  • Mountain range
    Rockies
  • Best period
    Jul, Aug, Sep

Description

The Bugaboos mountain range is home to North America’s most spectacular and best quality granite walls. Join me on this amazing 7-day alpine rock climbing trip and experience climbing at its best.

The Bugaboos lie in Bugaboo Provincial Park, in British Columbia. You need to see and experience this place to really believe it! Get ready to climb Bugaboo, Pigeon, Snowpatch and the Howser Towers.

This trip is suitable either for total beginner climbers, just looking to visit an incredible place, or for climbers in very good shape with multi pitch rock climbing experience. From the West ridge of Pigeon (II 5.4) to the Beckey-Chouinard (V 5.10), we can find a climbing challenge for everyone here!

We will meet in Golden, British Columbia. From there, we will travel to Bugaboo Provincial Park and hike up to the Conrad Kain Hut for 3 hours. It will be our base for an unforgettable week. Or we can either choose to hike on for another 30 minutes and reach the Applebee Campground.

Either if you are looking for Alpine rock climbing in the Bugaboos, or a  mountaineering experience, I will make it happen.

During this week I will guide you up to the best places in the Bugaboos!I love this mountains and I’ll ensure you enjoy an amazing rock climbing experience. I will take you to the safest places to climb in this mighty mountain range.

If you are thinking of specific mountains or routes you wish to climb, I will help you reach that objective. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below this text. This rock climbing tour is also available as a 5-day trip.

Contact me if you want to climb in the legendary Bugaboos! We can start planning for an unforgettable rock climbing week.

Itinerary

Day 1

Golden-Conrad Kain Hut/Applebee Camp

Meeting in Golden BC and travel to the final trail head. A three hour hike leads up to the Conrad Kain Hut or we can either walk another hour and reach Applebee Campground.

Day 2 to 6

Climbing

We will climb amongst the spires. I will select a route on a mountain or a climb that is suitable for you or your group’s ability and current condition of the towers. Preference will be given to groups requested mountain or route.

Day 7

Hiking down-Travel to Golden

Pack out and lunch in Golden, BC.

*This itinerary can be tailored to meet your needs.

Price per person

1 Person4000CAD
Group of 22800CAD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Group equipment
Please let me know if you have your own transportation and want to provide your own food. We can arrange a lower cost depending on your needs. // The price indicated is for 7 days. We can also leave for 5 days: - CAD 3000 1:1 - CAD 1900 per person 1:2.

Other details

Skill level required

Advanced
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Fitness level required

Fit

More info

Personal climbing gear is not included (shoes, harness, helmet).// Please contact me for any questions or expert advice on the best equipment to have. Let me know what you need on the list before you purchase any gear. I can lend you gear free of charge or can advise you on the best gear to purchase. //PERSONAL GEAR: •Boots – Summer mountain boot. Geared for rock climbing. They should be well broken-in and waterproofed with snow seal or similar. •Rock climbing shoe (Comfortable enough that can be worn for a day of climbing) – Not an aggressive sport climbing shoe •Sleeping bag – good to approx. -5 or -10 degrees Celsius •Sleeping pad – therma-rest style (If not staying at the hut) •Backpack – 40-110 liters capacity, big enough to hold all gear for the trip plus some extra communal gear. •Summit-pack – 15-40 liters capacity (Optional – your approach backpack can also work as a Summit pack). •Outer layer jacket – preferred with hood – Gore-Tex style. •Light weight outer layer waterproof pants – Gore-Tex style. •Lightweight thermal layers – top & bottom under where, Polypro, Icebreaker, etc. •Climbing/hiking pants – nylon, Schoeller, etc. (1 pair). •Gloves (medium weight) – wool or poly-pro (2 pair). •Waterproof gloves or mitts (gloves work best for rope handling and ice axe use) (2 pairs). •Warm parka/jacket – down, synthetic, fleece or pile (1). •Sweater or vest – wool, synthetic, fleece or down (1). •Socks – wool or synthetic blend (2-3 pairs). •Toque/warm hat – wool or fleece (1). •Sunglasses – UV block with good eye coverage (1pr). •Ski goggles. •Headlamp with new batteries. •Personal 1st aid (blister kit, toothbrush, blister kit, toilet paper, medications, etc.). •Sunscreen – minimum spf45. •Water bottles/hydration system – minimum 1 liters x2. •Walking pole(s) – Optional but helpful for the approach/descent to and from hut or camp site. •Gaiters (1 pair) – Optional if built in paint gaiters or boot gaiters. •Running shoe / Approach shoe – Optional for use in hut, hike in or non glacier days. //COMMUNAL AND TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT: (Supplied by me if required): •Rope (60 meter single rope 9.8mm max diameter). •Climbing Rack. •Climbing harness – seat harness only. •Helmet. •3 locking carabineers. •1 belay device. •5 meters of 6 or 7mm cordage rope. •1.5 meters of 6 or 7mm cordage rope. •Crampons – adjusted to your boots (1 pair). •Ice Axe (General mountaineering axe / strait shaft around 60cm max). •Small “thermos” for hot drinks (optional). •Knife – Swiss army style. •Personal eating utensils – cup, bowl, spoon (Only if not at Hut). •Light weight 2 or 3 person tent (Only if not at Hut). •Single burner stove and fuel (Only if not at Hut). •Cooking sets (2 pots per 3 people) (Only if not at Hut). •Compass and map. •GPS. •First Aid Kit. •Tape / Repair kit.