Alpine Rock

Challenge your rock climbing skills in the alpine environment…

Rock climbing in the alpine environment is fascinating, challenging and rewarding. It opens new dimensions and heaps of perspective to this already exhilarating sport whether you are experience or just starting up.  Alpine rock climbing generally involve traditional rock climbing techniques used at the crag which are adapted to longer rock routes in the alpine. Long approaches, on or off trails, and glacier travel is often required to access some of these routes.  Along with great views, the rewards often include quality rock and breath taking exposure.

Summit Mountain Guides provides day and multi-day guided Alpine rock climbing programs in the Nelson area, Western Canada and the European Alps.  Our programs take place on the legendary walls and ridge of the Valhalla’s, the Bugaboo’s, the Waddington range and les Aiguilles de Chamonix. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced climber we can build on your climbing background and personalize a program to suit your needs. Join us! Expand your mountain knowledge and maximize safety while climbing with a seasoned guide. Browse our guided programs below and contact us for a specific climb or custom trips. 

Gimli Peak-South ridge, III 5.10a

Rated III 5.10a, the South ridge of Gimli peak in Valhalla provincial park, is one of the best of its class anywhere in the world. This captivating 8 pitch alpine rock climb is wildly exposed, sustained but moderate. The climbing is varied and features steep cracks, grooves, chicken heads and fingery walls.  Join one of our Alpine guides and ascend this route in style and good company.

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Valhalla Alpine Rock

Located in the heart of the southern Selkirk’s in south-eastern British Columbia, Valhalla Provincial Park is home to some of the finest alpine rock climbing in Western Canada.  The Mulvey Group, near the southern end of the park, provides a fantastic collection of rugged granitic spires boasting many classic alpine rock climbs.

Summit Mountain Guides offers various 1 to 4 day guided Alpine Rock programs to the Valhallas from June to September.

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Bugaboo Alpine Rock

The Bugaboos of Western Canada are one of the world’s greatest alpine rock climbing centers. Located in the Purcell mountains of South-Eastern British Columbia they are cluster of high and shear granite spires situated inside the pristine Bugaboo Provincial Park. Join our 3 to 5 day guided program and discover some of the best traditional alpine rock climbing in Canada.

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Rogers Pass Alpine Rock

Renown for its deep powder ski touring, Rogers Pass also hosts some of the best alpine rock climbing and mountaineering in Canada. Located inside Glacier National Park, Rogers pass is in the heart of the Selkirk mountains of Southeastern British Columbia. Join our 2 to 4 day guided beginner to advanced programs and discover the birthplace of North American mountaineering.

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Kokanee Glacier Alpine

Nelson area in the Southern Selkirks offers some unique alpine and glacier objectives.  Explore into Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park and discover aesthetic ridges and impressive views.  Alpine routes can be done in a long day trip or built into multi-day programs using the Kokanee Glacier Chalet as a base.

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Chamonix Alpine

The Chamonix valley is dominated by the majestic dome of Mont Blanc. It is surrounded by hundreds of easily accessible pointy granite spires providing world renowned rock, ice and mixed alpine routes. The village is charming and offers incredible vistas, cuisine along with a vibrant mountain culture.

Like most mountaineering in the Alps, climbing in Chamonix provides the luxury of easy access routes with lighter packs and overnight programs based from catered mountain huts. Whether you are interested in an easy alpine route for the day or seek a multi-day adventure from a hut, let us design a unique trip to meet your climbing goals and background.

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