A big THANK YOU for all who helped make the Greenland Trip possible in the first place!
and let’s not forget that we can ALL support Paradoxical things….
I quickly escaped Colorado and have been sorting the changes in Canada.
This is my first trip to the Bugaboos and other nearby destinations. Time is flying by already…never not enough!
A quick chicken coup wrap of the van led into the stair-master work-out. This was completed 2 hours later, with my good friend Chris Brazeau leading the way.
We chatted with some friends in Applebee campground, arriving at a plan for the following day. I hoped to acclimate to the climbing a bit, crossing my fingers we would hop on a moderate route on the West Face of Snowpatch, Wildflowers or Surfs-up.
A lazy first morning worked the climbing day to my advantage. Ascending the Snowpatch-Bugaboo Col was not as intimidating as I imagined. Soon we were basking in an early afternoon sun at the base of the West Face of Snowpatch Spire. Instead, Chris and I were inspired by a dihedral system in the sun. The dihedral was slammed shut, but we found a spicy way up to the right. Climbing a new route-6 rope stretching pitches at 5.11, 5.8,5.12,5.10,5.11,5.10. TO THE TOP! Might call it Wild Falafers or Wile Flowers.
Chris Brazeau leading up Pitch 7 of our new route! Wile Flowers 5.12 IV West Face Snowpatch Spire