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Mt. Bourgeau  Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,616'
Location: 51.12945, -115.77714 View Map  Incorrect?
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Mt. Bourgeau is north of the Sunshine ski area, and is home to two cleverly named, classic ice routes, Bourgeau Right-Hand, and Bourgeau Left-Hand. Both of these routes are on the south side of the mountain and as such, are susceptible to sun affect. There are also acres of avalanche terrain above both routes, so be aware of conditions. The south side of the mountain is occasionally bombed for avalanche control as it threatens the road to Sunshine.

Getting There 

The South side of the mountain is easily accessed by driving just a few miles north of Banff and Sunshine ski area exit. Park in the ski area parking lot.

Climbing Season

Weather station 11.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mt. Bourgeau

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mt. Bourgeau :
Bourgeau Left-Hand   WI5     Ice, Alpine, 4 pitches, 600'   
Bourgeau Right-Hand   WI4     Trad, Ice, Alpine, 6 pitches, 1000'   
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Featured Route For Mt. Bourgeau
Rock Climbing Photo: Bourgeau Left-Hand in fat!

Bourgeau Left-Hand WI5  North America : Canada : ... : Mt. Bourgeau
An excellent route, one of the best for its grade, with three great pitches leading to the crux pitch at the top. The major downfall (pun intended) of the route is the extreme avalanche hazard that exists from above. The area is regularly bombed and it is imperative to be aware of conditions. The route also gets lots of sun, so it can change in short order. P1: Climb steep, sometimes hollow ice to a fixed belay on the left.P2: Continue up steep ice to the broad ledge and a fixed anchor. Aga...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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