The Bugaboos are home to North America’s most amazing alpine rock: Bugaboo, Snowpatch, Pigeon and the Howser Towers; this place has to be seen and experienced to really believe it!Book Now
The Bugaboos are home to North America’s most amazing alpine rock: Bugaboo, Snowpatch, Pigeon and the Howser Towers; this place has to be seen and experienced to really believe it!
From the Beckey-Chouinard (V 5.10) to the West Ridge of Pigeon (II 5.4), there is something here for everyone! A three-hour hike brings you to the commodious Conrad Kain Hut, which provides the base for a week-long binge of Alpine rock climbing or mountaineering.
Let an Altus Mountain Guide take you to high places in the Bugaboos!
Custom duration trips all summer.
*Altus may arrange at additional cost
Day 1: Meet in Golden BC and travel to the final trailhead. 3 hours of hiking leads up to the Conrad Kain Hut.
Day 2 - 4: Climb amongst the spires of the Bugaboo Mountains! If you have specific routes or mountains you wish to climb, Altus Mountain Guides will do all we can to get you to the summit of your dreams. Of course, conditions and weather play a huge roll in the Bugaboos of what can be climbed. Our ACMG / IFMGA certified guides are qualified to make selections that will provide you with the most amazing experience possible, in one of the world’s premier mountaineering and rock climbing destinations.
Day 5: Pack up and hike out to the car and have lunch in Golden BC.
*Contact us for custom dates, duration and included costs
Previous rock climbing experience, in the gym or outside
Have top-roped 5.6 as a minimum
Fitness to be moving for a minimum of 8 hours
Can hike 6 hours in gentle uphill terrain
Likes being outside
Sounds too basic for you? We got you covered, our crew can guide anything from the easiest to nearly the hardest routes in the Bugaboos.
The bugaboos have an enormous amount of excellent alpine rock climbing routes to choose from. What to climb on your trip will depend on skill and the current conditions. There are routes suitable for completely new alpine climbers to experienced rock climbing looking to push grades. 4th to 5.13
Please take a moment to read and understand our policies before booking! Booking, payment, cancellation and weather policies, as well as FAQ, may be found here.
Boots – full-leather, They should be well broken-in and waterproofed with snow seal or similar
Rock climbing shoes
Sleeping bag – good to approx. -5 or -10 degrees Celsius
Sleeping pad – Therm-a-rest style or closed-cell foam
Backpack – 40-80 litre capacity
Summit-pack – 20-40 litre capacity (Optional)
Outer layer jacket with hood – Gore-Tex style
Lightweight 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 (2-3 pairs)
Toque/warm hat – wool or fleece (1)
Sunglasses – UV block with good eye coverage (1pr)
Headlamp with new batteries
Personal 1st aid (blister kit, toothbrush, blister kit, toilet paper, etc.)
Misc. personal items (camera, journal, etc.)
Sunscreen – minimum spf45
Water bottles/hydration system – minimum 1 litres
Walking pole(s) – Optional but helpful for the approach/descent
Gaiters (1 pair) – Optional if built-in paint gaiters or boot gaiters
Lightweight 2 or 3 person tent
Single burner stove and fuel
Cooking sets (2 pots per 3 people)
Personal eating utensils – cup, bowl, spoon
Compass and map
Technical equipment (supplied by Altus if required)
Ice axe and technical climbing tool
Climbing harness – seat harness only
3 locking carabineers
1 belay device
Crampons – adjusted to your boots (1 pair)
Small “thermos” for hot drinks (optional)
Knife – Swiss army style
Tape / Repair kit