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New 400-metre 5.9 Alpine Climb on The Camels in B.C.

It's summer in Canada's mountains, which means big rock routes up remote peaks

Alpine rock climbing season is game on in B.C. and Alberta as we head into summer. With a week-long heat wave bringing clear skies, there will surely be a lot of folks heading up here.

This weekend, Penny Goddard and Alex Geary made the first ascent of Antipodean Buttress on The Camels. The 400-metre 5.9 climbs an obvious line up cracks, broken terrain, snow and reaches the top of the peak located near on Sn̓ʕay̓čkstx tm̓xʷúlaʔxʷ, Secwepemcúl’ecw, Ktunaxa ɁamakɁis and Syilx Territories (close to Rogers Pass).

This area is famous for its winter skiing and summer alpine. There are dozens of classic ridge and buttress routes that climb from the glaciers and valleys to peaks that were summited over 100 years ago. The roots of Canadian mountaineering can be traced to this area.