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Golden Outdoor Discovery Map

Golden is at the peak of the game for some of the best rock climbing and mountaineering in the region with world-class climbing and mountaineering in Bugaboo Provincial Park and nearby national parks.  Golden is also home to two climbing gyms, the Dirtbag Climbing Corp and Confluence Climbing and Fitness.

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Golden Climbing and Mountaineering Fast Facts:

  • Three of the “Classic 50 Climbs in North America” are in Kicking Horse Country – Northwest Ridge of Mt. Sir Donald, Beckey-Chouinard Route on South Howser Tower and East Ridge of Bugaboo Spire
  • The first recorded climbs in Rogers Pass were made by Canadian botanist J. Macoun and his son in 1885
  • In 1888, British mountaineers Rev. William Spotswood Green and Rev. Henry Swanzy completed the first recreational technical climbs in the Selkirk Mountains
  • Over 60 sport climbing routes at Spillimacheen Crags, south of Golden