British Columbia and Alberta CLIMBING/FLYING TRIP REPORTS



This page provides links to my climbing trip reports in British Columbia and Alberta. Since I live less than 50 miles from the BC-WA border, I've climbed numerous times in the Canadian Rockies, Bugaboos, Valhallas, Squamish, Coast Mountains, and North Cascades; but there is so much terrain up there and still so much more to do. I've also gone on a few incredible aerial photography adventures encompassing spectacular areas of the Canadian Rockies, Columbia Mountains, and Coast Mountains. 
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BUGABOOS (BC)
SUMMIT ROUTE DATE / LINK
Aerial Adventure
• Bugaboos in a Day (winter aerial photography adventure)
Bugaboos, Valhallas, and more!
Mar'13
Alpine Climbs
• BUGABOO Spire 1. Kain Route (5.6, 1500')
2. NE Ridge (5.8, 1500')
1. Aug'06
2.  Aug'06
     Jul'16
• HOUND'S TOOTH NW Face (Bugaboo Glacier Route) (3rd) Aug'07
• PIGEON Spire West Ridge (5.4, 1500') Aug'06
 SNOWPATCH Spire 1. Snowpatch Route (aka SE Corner aka Wiessner's Route) (5.8, 1500')
2.
Sunshine Crack (5.11-, 900')
3. Surf's Up (aka SW Ridge) (5.9, 700')

1.  Aug'07
2.  Jul'16
3.  Jul'16
• SOUTH HOWSER Tower Beckey-Chouinard (5.10, 2000') Aug'07 
 Jul'16

CANADIAN ROCKIES (BC and AB)
SUMMIT ROUTE DATE / LINK
Aerial Adventure
• Airplane Camping & Aerial Photography in the Canadian Rockies (and nearby) (BC/AB) Mt. Robson, Kakwa, Columbia Icefield, Valhallas, Bugaboos, Mt. Assiniboine
Sep'11
• Airplane Camping & Aerial Photography - a Grand Canadian Mountain Tour (BC/AB) Sir Donald, Sir Sandford, Adamants, Tonqun Valley, Edith Cavell, Fryatt, Hoker, Bras Croche, Clemenceau, Tsar, Bryce, Forbes, Lyell, Assiniboine, Louis, Temple, Bugaboos, Leaning Towers, Valhallas, and more
May'12
Alpine Climbs
• CASTLE Mountain (AB) Super Brewers Buttress (5.9, 2000', 14-21p) = Ultra Brewers + Brewers Buttress Aug'17
• EDITH CAVELL (AB) East Ridge (5.3, 5000') Aug'17
 GRAND SENTINEL (AB) 1. Cardiac Arete (5.10d, 350', 4p)
2. South Face (5.9, 350', 4p)
1.  Aug'17
2.  Aug'17
• Mt. HUBER (BC/AB) Huber Ledges to NE Ridge (II, 3rd) Aug'10
• HUNGABEE Mtn (BC/AB) West Ridge (III, 5.4) Aug'10
• Mt. KIDD (AB) The Fold (5.8, 1300', 11p) Aug'17
• Mt. LOUIS (AB) Homage to the Spider (5.10a, 1000', 6p) Aug'17
• TAKAKKAW Falls (BC) Takakkaw Falls (5.7, 12p, 1260') Aug'17
 Mt. TEMPLE (AB) 1. Greenwood-Jones aka Northeast Buttress (V, 5.10, 4500')
2. 
SW Ridge (I, 3rd)
1.  Aug'17
2.  Aug'10
• YUKNESS Mtn (BC) W/NW Side (I, 3rd) Aug'10

CANADIAN CASCADES (BC)
SUMMIT ROUTE DATE / LINK
• The DEACON
North to south (3rd) Jul'16
• LES CORNES Peak
Springbok Arete (/w direct start) (5.11a, 1600', ~13p) Aug'16
• NORTH NESAKWATCH Spire
SW Ridge (5.9, 700') Aug'16
• SOUTH NESAKWATCH Spire
Dairyland (5.10d, 700')
Aug'16
• Mt. REXFORD
West Ridge (5.5, 700') Aug'16
 Mt. SLESSE
NE Buttress (5.9-10a, 2500') Sep'07 
 Jul'17


• YAK Peak
Yak-Check (5.10a, 1500', 10-14p) Jul'17

CHEHALIS RANGE (BC)
SUMMIT ROUTE DATE / LINK
• VIENNESE-CLARKE Traverse
East to West (5.8, 4+ km ridgeline) Jul'17

COAST MOUNTAINS (BC)
SUMMIT ROUTE DATE / LINK
Aerial Adventure
• Mt. Waddington & Company Aerial Photography Adventure Waddington, Combatant, Tiedmann, Asperity, Serras, Bell, Queen Bess, Homathko Icefield, Grenville, Bute, and more!
Mar'12
Alpine Climbs
• Mt. MATIER East Ridge (snowy low 5th) Oct'07

SELKIRKS (BC)
SUMMIT ROUTE DATE / LINK
• Mt. SIR DONALD NW Arete (5.2) Aug'06

SQUAMISH (BC)
SUMMIT / AREA ROUTE DATE / LINK
 The CHIEF & nearby walls Trip Reports:
1. Angel's Crest (5.10c)
 (The Sheriff's Badge)
2. Borderline + (upper) Angel's Crest link-up (5.10d) (The Sheriff's Badge)
3.
 Grand Wall (5.11a, A0) (Grand Wall area)
4. Milk Road (5.11a A0) (Tantalus Wall)
5. Rock On + Squamish Buttress (5.10c) (The Apron to Squamish Buttress area)
6. St. Vitus' Dance / South Arete + Karen's Math + Memorial Crack + Squamish Buttress (5.10c) (The Apron to Squamish Buttress area)
7. Sunset Strip (5.10d) (Western Dihedrals)
8. Ultimate Everything (5.9 A0) (Echelon Wall)
9. The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers (5.11a) (Fluffy Kitten Wall)

Other multipitch routes on my Squamish page with no trip reports:
- Birds of Prey
- Blazing Saddles
- The Bottom Line
- Bulletheads East
- Calculus Crack 
- Chewbacca
- Diedre
- Enlightened
- Exasperator
- The Great Game
- Grub Street Complex
- Hairpin
- Milk Run
- Over the Rainbow
- Peasant's Route
- Skywalker
- Slot Machine
- Snake
- Sunblessed
- Sunshine Breakfast
Unfinished Symphony
-
Upper Tantalus Wall
1.  May'14
2.  May'17
3. 
 May'07/ Jun'14/ May'16
4.  May'15
5.  May'16
6.  Jun'17
7.
  May'15
8.  Jun'06
9.  Jul'17

*  '06-'18

VALHALLAS (BC)
SUMMIT ROUTE DATE / LINK
Aerial Adventure
• Bugaboos in a Day (winter aerial photography adventure)
Bugaboos, Valhallas, and more!
Mar'13
Alpine Climbs
• ASGARD South Face (Left) (5.8+) Aug'09
 GIMLI 1.  South Ridge (5.8+)
2.  NE Buttress (5.6)
1.  Aug'09
2.  Aug'09
• GLADSHEIM West Ridge Trieme Wall (5.6) Aug'09
• NISELHEIM East Ridge (5.7) Aug'09

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