Snowpatch Spire

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Snowpatch Spire, The Bugaboos
Snowpatch Spire, with Pigeon Spire in the background on the right, Hound's Tooth and Marmolata Spire on the left.
Elevation 3,084 m (10,118 ft)
Prominence 284 m (932 ft)
Location British Columbia, Canada
Range Purcell Mountains, East Kootenay
Coordinates 50°44′2″N 116°47′9″W / 50.73389°N 116.78583°W / 50.73389; -116.78583
Topo map NTS 82K/10
Type Granite
First ascent 1940 J. Arnold, R. Bedayn
Easiest route 5.6, long

With its first ascent in 1940, Snowpatch Spire mountain peak was the last of the Bugaboo Spires to be climbed. It is located South-West of the Conrad Kain hut, across the Crescent Glacier.


  • Wildflowers
  • Kraus McCarthy
  • Sunshine
  • Surf's Up! (aka Southwest Ridge)
  • Southeast Corner (aka Snowpatch Route)


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