Mt. Buller

  • Description

    Mt. Buller is a great alpine rock climb that sports a number of quality routes up it. The main route is Buttress #4 (AD 5.7 250m) which is the southernmost buttress and is closest to the road. This main route (Buttress #4) is the line that contains the exciting and long Boot Crack pitch, which is a perfect boot sized crack that splits the upper rock slab and is a joy to climb. Lower down you can opt for the scrambler’s start or if you are looking for something longer and more technical then starting with Running of the Buller (AD 5.9 11P) is a great choice. We have found that these routes are gaining popularity, likely related directly to their high quality, and are a perfect choice for those hot summer days, since they are higher elevation and west facing.

  • Grade

    5.7
  • Duration

    8-10hrs
  • Aspect

    W
  • Length

    9'203 / 2805m

  • Max Guiding Ratio

    2:1
  • Directions

    Spray Valley Prov. Park (Kananaskis Country). From Canmore, it a 45min (or 35km one-way) drive along the Spray Lake road to the parking spot along the road.
  • Approach

    From the parking spot, it's a 10min approach to the scrambler's start of Buttress #4 and Running of the Buller.

  • Descent

    Descent down the backside to Buller Pass Trail and hike back to the car (4km with 775m elevation loss). The descent is fairly straight forward but does require a bit of scrambling down over lots of loose terrain.

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