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Destination: The Bugaboos

Created: 06/03/2015 - 18:07
The Bugaboos by Ian Greant

The Bugaboos are the premier Canadian destination for alpine climbing and offer world class granite climbing in an unforgetable location.

If there is a centrepiece to Canadian alpine climbing it must be the Bugaboos.  Standard setting climbers have been visiting and establishing bold new routes since Conrad Kain first ascended Bugaboo Spire in 1916.

Since then many of the world's great climbers have visited with routes established by Fred Beckey, Layton Kor, Yvon Chouinard, Brian Greenwood and Ed Cooper.

Bugaboo Provincial Park is located in southeastern B.C., between Golden and Radium Hot Springs, and west of Highway 95. Access to the park is about 50km of gravel road from Hwy #95.

This gravel road begins at Brisco, 27 kilometres north of Radium Hot Springs or 76 km south of Golden on Highway 95. A 4x4 is not required but a 2wd with some decent ground clearance is recommended. The last 3km section of the gravel road is rough; low-riding compact vehicles need to go slow to avoid scraping the bottom. It is recommended that visitors protect their vehicle perimeter with a portable chicken wire fence to deter porcupines and other small animals from chewing on rubber brake lines and tires.  

We'll be adding full info for getting to and climbing in the Bugaboos shortly plus listing various helpful resources such as guidebooks, guiding services, camping info and more.


Helpful Links:

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Bugaboo Provincial Park
Booking the Conrad Kain Hut - ACC
Free Preview of the New Bugaboos Guidebook by Marc Piche and Cris Atkinson



About Author

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Ian Greant
Ian Greant is the founder of Mountain Moxie, a project that combines both his love of Mountain Sports, Photography and his experience in Online Publishing. He is an avid climber that primarily specializes in multipitch rock and ice routes. He has established a few routes in the Canadian Rockies and is active with local climbing organizations.