Snowpatch Spire

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Snowpatch Spire, The Bugaboos
Snowpatch.jpg
Snowpatch Spire, with Pigeon Spire in the background on the right, Hound's Tooth and Marmolata Spire on the left.
Highest point
Elevation3,084 m (10,118 ft)
Prominence284 m (932 ft)
Coordinates50°44′2″N 116°47′9″W / 50.73389°N 116.78583°W / 50.73389; -116.78583
Geography
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Parent rangePurcell Mountains, East Kootenay
Topo mapNTS 82K/10
Geology
Mountain typeGranite
Climbing
First ascentAugust 1940 by Raffi Bedayan and Jack Arnold [1]
Easiest route5.6, 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.

Routes[edit]

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

Nearby[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "Snowpatch Spire". Bivouac.com.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raffi Bedayan, A Bugaboo No Longer, American Alpine Journal Vol. 4, p. 219 (1941)