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Bugaboo’s Sunshine Crack

One of the most climbed and most enjoyed routes in the Bugaboos. It follows a continuous crack system for almost 300 metres and has everything from fingers to offwidth.

This route is on the north side of Snowpatch Spire and is easy to spot, just look for the offwidth. Head up the Snowpatch-Bugaboo Col and traverse left about halfway up to a ledge covered with loose rock.

The start is almost directly below the offwidth/chimney that can be seen from the ledge and to the right of a large block dihedral. To get down just rap the route.

Alex Lowe climbed the line in 1980, with his partner, a certain mysterious S. Scott. They ironically named the climb Sunshine because the it is a shady route on a north-facing wall.