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

Description

The tower peaks and ridges of incredible quartzite of Rogers Pass (1330 m) are a fantastic spot for rock climbers. This historic and scenic pass (1330 m) is the highest point on the Trans Canada Highway, in the heart of British Columbia. In this occasion, I organized 6 days of rock climbing in Rogers Pass.

This high mountain pass lies in the heart of Glacier National Park, 2.30 hours west of Banff. It’s a fantastic world-class mountaineering destination.

On the first day, we will hike up to the Hermit Meadow Camp, close to  Mount Tupper and Mount Rogers. Then, on the second day, we will ascend Rogers Peak and on the third, Mount Tupper! It’s a classic scrambling and climbing to 5,5 up this airy quartzite ridge.

We will hike up to the base of Mount Sir Donald on the fourth day, and climb to its summit the next day. The rocky ridge route of this peak rivals any other famous peaks in the world. We will enjoy an incredible day climbing on amazing rock and finally, a fantastic summit.

On the last day, we can either hike down or ascend Mount Uto, another amazing climb. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below this text.

This program is suitable for fit hikers with rock climbing experience. I also offer individual peak ascents as well as custom trips.

Interested in these 6-day rock climbing trip in Rogers Pass? Then send me a request and we will start organizing! We will experience some awesome rock climbing and enjoy breathtaking views.

I also offer a 3-day climbing trip in the Joffre Lakes Group, close to Whistler. You can check it out! Or you can also check my profile and take a look at all the trips that I offer.

Itinerary

Day 1

Roger Pass-Hermit Meadow Camp

Travel to Rogers Pass early in the morning. Hike up to to the Hermit Meadow camp within striking distance of Mount Tupper and Mount Rogers.

Day 2

Rogers Peak Ascent

Ascent of Rogers Peak. Either by the steep snow south face or the rock SW ridge.

Day 3

Mount Tupper

Mount Tupper. Very classic scrambling and climbing to 5.5 up this airy quartzite ridge. Back down the valley to hotel.

Day 4

Mount Sir Donald

Hike up the Illecilewat valley to the base of Mount Sir Donald, the centerpiece of the valley.

Day 5

Sir Donald Ascent

Ascent of Sir Donald. This peak rivals any rock ridge route in the world! Likened to the famous Matterhorn in Switzerland but so much nicer! A full day of climbing on impeccable rock to and unforgettable summit.

Day 6

Hiking down or climbing Mount Uto

Today we have 2 options, either have a sleep in and hike down or an early rise to make an ascent of sir Donaldʼs neighbor, Mount Uto. Same amazing rock and fun climbing. Back
down to valley.

Price per person

1 Person2500CAD
Group of 21500CAD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Group equipment
Accommodation in huts is included in the price. Personal climbing gear is not included: shoes, harness, helmet.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
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Fitness level required

Fit

More info

Please contact me for any questions or expert advice on the best equipment to have. Let mes 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 – full-leather or plastic mountaineering boots. If leather, they should be well broken-in and waterproofed with snow seal or equivalent. •Hut slippers/flip flops. •Sleeping bag – good to approx. -5 or -10 degrees Celsius (Work best: hut will well above 0c). •Backpack – 60-80 liters capacity, big enough to hold all gear for the trip plus some extra communal gear. •Summit / Day-pack – 15-40 liters capacity (optional your big backpack can also work as a Summit pack) •Outer layer jacket with hood – Gore-Tex style. •Light weight outer layer waterproof pants – Gore-Tex style. •Lightweight thermal layers – top & bottom, Polypro, Icebreaker, etc.
•Climbing/hiking pants – nylon, fleece, Schoeller, etc. (1 pair). •Gloves (medium weight) – wool or poly-pro (2 pair). •Waterproof gloves or mitts (gloves work best ) (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 pairs). •Toque/warm hat – wool or fleece (1). •Sunglasses – 1005 UV block (1pr). •Ski goggles (optional). •Headlamp with new batteries. •Sunscreen – minimum spf30. •Water bottles/hydration system – minimum 1 litre. •Walking pole(s) – Optional for log hikes./// Communal and Technical equipment / Hut Supplies: •(Supplied by me if required): •Compass and map. •GPS. •First Aid Kit. •Ice axe and technical climbing tool. •Climbing harness – seat harness only. •Helmet. •3 locking carabineers. •1 belay device
•Rope rescue cord / webbing. •Crampons – adjusted to your boots (1 pair). •Gaiters (1 pair). •Small “thermos” for hot drinks (optional). •Knife – Swiss army style. •1st aid (blister kit, toothbrush, blister kit, toilet paper, medications, etc.). •Hand sanitizer. •Dish soap. •Pots and Pans. •Cutlery
•Cups and Bowls. •Barbeque. •5 inch foam beads. •In hut Library. •Games and cards. •4 burner gas stove. •Binoculars. •Gas lanterns.