The Selkirks, Bugaboos and Skaha road trip
Here's the short story …
Simeon and I drove to Roger’s pass and had bad weather for an
attempt on Mount Sir Donald. Went and had a look at getting into the north
end of the Selkirks but were defeated by a
very closed logging road.
Carried on driving, driving, driving to Golden for lunch and then into the Bugaboos
where we climbed; the Kain route on Bugaboo
Spire and the West ridge of Pigeon Spire
to warm up. Then after a weather enforced rest day, during which we hiked out to
the car for beer, we managed the NE Buttress
on Bugaboo and the Kraus-McCarthy route
on Snowpatch. We also climbed a route on the
Crescent Towers on out rest day.
The weather looked like it was going to break so we spent the last couple of days
in Penticton doing a little
bit of cragging on the Skaha Bluffs. It was very
hot but we managed to stick to the shade and get a few nice routes done before heading
This was a pretty low key trip for us I hadn't done much climbing since last
year's trip to
Peru and accompanying illness and Simeon is getting back
upto speed after breaking several bones in an ice climbing accident a year ago.
For guidebooks Elaho is the place to go. They
produce guides to the Selkirks, North and South, the Bugaboos and Skaha Bluffs.
There's also a Mountaineers select guide to the Bugaboos - do yourself a favour,
buy the Elaho book.