Canada's Best Alpine Rock Climbing!
The Bugaboos are, without a doubt, some of the best alpine rock climbing in North America. This will be the trip of a lifetime! The majestic scenery, alone, will create lasting memories and a burning desire to return.
This is a 5 day introductory climbing trip focussing on the most popular classics in the Bugaboos. Our guides are Bugaboos veterans and know these mountains like their backyard. You will have the opportunity to climb classics like: West Ridge 5.4, Pigeon Spire; NE Ridge 5.7, Bugaboo Spire; Lions Way 5.6, Crescent Tower; Kain Route 5.6, Bugaboo Spire; and Snowpatch Route 5.8, Snowpatch Spire among others!
For this trip, you have the pleasure of staying in the comfortable and historic Conrad Kain Hut. The "Kain Hut" has all amenities, including running water, sleeping mattresses, and electricity. The location is spectacular with Snowpatch, Bugaboo, Eastpost, and Hounds Tooth Spires as your back drop. The trail accessing the hut is 5km long and ascends 700m to treeline. Views along the way are outstanding.
Meet your guide at the Brisco General Store along Hwy 95 the first day. Introductions will be followed by reading and signing the waiver then driving to the Bugaboos Provincial Park parking area. Takes approximately 60 minutes (50km gravel road) from the store to the parking area.
Day 1: Hike to Kain Hut
Day 2: Climb multi-pitch above Crescent Glacier
(example: Lions Way 5.6)
Day 3: Climb West Ridge Pigeon Spire 5.4.
Day 4: Climb multi-pitch on Bugaboo Spire
(example: Kain Route 5.6)
Day 5: Hike back to car
Expect early mornings and long days in the mountains. It is amazing! The reward for long days climbing is coming back to the comfortable Kain Hut for a good nights sleep.
Contact VMG for custom itineraries, routes, or peaks you desire
(5 day trip)
Ratio 1:1 $2299
Ratio 1:2 $1299 each
Includes: guiding fees, park permits, hut fees, group climbing equipment.
Contact VMG for custom dates July - September.
Excellent stamina and fitness. Hiking with a backpack carrying your climbing and camping gear uphill. Comfortable seconding 5.6 with a pack. Suggested pre-requisite routes: Squamish Buttress 5.9; East Ridge 5.4, Edith Cavell; NE Ridge 5.4, Sir Donald. Contact VMG if you have any questions!
A detailed list will be provided in the registration package emailed to you.
- Rock climbing shoes (very comfortable)
- Helmet (climbing)
- Chalk bag
- Clothing (synthetic)
- Alpine boots (ie. La Sportiva Trangos)
- Ice axe
- Headlamp (extra batteries)
- Water bottle
- Food (5 lunches, 4 dinners, 4 breakfasts)
- Sleeping bag (-3 c)
- Personnel (ie. bandaids, sunscreen, sun glasses, toothbrush)
- Multi-day backpack
- 20 - 30L climbing pack
Note: VMG will supply any equipment you do not have (except rock shoes).
Register For The Trip Of A Lifetime! Space Is Limited.
The Bugaboos are North Americas premier alpine climbing destination. Being in Canada, it remains a true wilderness experience with no roads and a very remote feeling. Your veteran IFMGA Guide will make you feel comfortable and safe amongst these vast granite spires.