Alpine Rock Climbing Canadian Rockies
For intermediate to experienced climbers with good fitness and a sense of adventure.
Itinerary: Trips from 1 full day to 3 days
Guide fee, group equipment.
what’s Not included
Personal climbing gear (shoes, harness, helmet), lunch, water, camera
June through October
$450 per person per day 1:1 (guide : guest)
$275 per person per day 1:2 (guide : guest)
Custom multi day prices exist. Contact for pricing. Any climb, anytime! Contact us to discuss more options for rock climbing in the Rocky Mountains and Canada.
Alpine rock climbing in the Canada Rockies has world famous mountains to climb. To name a few: Castle Mountain, Mt Louis, Edith Cavell, from the front ranges, to the heights of the continental divide, immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Choose from any number of itineraries, from 5 to 20 pitches and difficulties of 5.3 to 5.13. Alpine Rock Climbing is one of the most amazing experiences you can have. Alpine Rock Climbing in the Canadian Rockies is a world class destination. The Canadian Rocky Mountains are technically difficult in many way but remain at a low enough elevation to not get altitude sickness easily. Altus Mountain Guides certified ACMG rock, alpine and mountain guides will safely show you the way to get up your mountain of choice. There are endless places to Alpine Climb in the Canadian Rockies. Let Altus Mountain Guides guide you to the top.
If you have a peak or a trip in mind, we can accommodate you. Anything anytime! Contact us to discuss more options for rock climbing in the Rocky Mountains and Canada.
BUGABOO EQUIPMENT LIST
Please contact Altus Mountain Guides for any questions or expert advice on the best equipment to have. Let us know what you need on the list before you purchase any gear. We can lend you gear free of charge or can advise you on the best gear to purchase.
- Boots – Summer mountain boot. Geared for rock climbing. They should be well broken-in and waterproofed with snow seal or similar.
- link to boots: http://www.sportiva.com/products/footwear/mountain/trango-s-evo-womens
- 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.)
- Misc. personal items (camera, journal, 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 AMG if required):
- Rope (60 meter single rope 9.8mm max diameter)
- Climbing Rack
- Climbing harness – seat harness only
- 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 Ax (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
- First Aid Kit
- Tape / Repair kit