BETA PHOTO: Blue outline- Purcell Mtns.
The Purcell Mountains are most eastern of the Interior Ranges, separated from the Canadian Rockies by the Colombia River Trench (and river). On their east side, the Purcells are bounded by another trench, seen on the road atlas by looking for the Duncan and Beaver rivers. Mount Farnham (3,493m/11,343') is the highest point, east of Invermere, BC.
The Bugaboos are the most popular. Good trails, tecnical summits, and big granite walls. Other sub-ranges, or groups, of the Purcells are The Four Squatters, Farnham Group, Commander Group, Findlay Group (granite), and Leaning Towers (granite). COLUMBIA TRENCH SPORT CRAGS
The valley containing the official headwaters of the Columbia River is mostly filled with unclimbable glacial till. But a few pieces of bedrock have been found and developed. Lakit Lake
is supposed to have some good lowland sport climbing near Cranbrook, BC.
A bit south of Cranbrook, some good sport climbing has been developed at Moyie Canyon
Up north of Spillamacheen there is supposed to be some low land cragging too.
Weather station 21.7 miles from here
41 Total Routes
['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Beckey-Chouinard 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b North America
: ... : South Howser Tower
This is a Bugaboos mega-classic that draws climbers from around the world and for obvious reasons. It's 2000' tall and has pitch after pitch of 5.8 and 5.9 climbing with short sections of 5.10 thrown in here and there for good measure. The elegant line follows a large buttress that soars up the full height of the west face. This is a full value route with excellent climbing, great position and spectacular views. Not to be missed. P1: From a slab on the right side of the ridge climb up crac...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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Climbing Pigeon with Howser behind.
Bugaboo on the North East Ridge.