Rock Climbing

climbingSixty kilometers south of Golden, the limestone of Spillimacheen Crags beckons sport climbers worldwide. Spillimacheen boasts over 60 sport climbing routes ranging from Grade 5.6 to 5.12 and a southern exposure that enables climbers to visit this area in early spring through to late fall.

A further sixty kilometres (mostly on logging roads) brings adventurers to the world-famous towers of the Bugaboo Mountains, where alpine climbers from all corners of the globe come to scale imposing granite spires.

For guided climbing trips to the Bugaboos, and one of the many other vertical destinations around Golden, contact the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides at 403-678-2885.

Dogtooth Climbing GymNew to Golden, the Dogtooth Climbing Gym is a safe and friendly indoor climbing environment where anyone from beginners to seasoned veterans can brush up on their technique. There is a main wall for top-rope and lead climbing as well as a bouldering cave, perfect for the solo climber.

Friendly staff are on hand to test your belay technique and have your arms pumping in no time. Take an introductory course to learn all you need to know to be able to climb on your own. Equipment rentals, change room and shower and a well-stoked gear shop on site make this a full service facility.

For more information call 250-344-6444 or visit their website at