Howser Spire


The Spires are named after the burgeoning gold-town from the 1900’s, now a small rural BC town I know so little about that this is where the description ends. Will make note to visit, as it’s tucked right between the Goat and Purcell conservatories. 

It is the tallest peak in the Bugaboo formation.

There are two views of this massif in the exhibit - The South Face displays all three peaks while the Beckey-Chouinard is focused on from the South-East. 

First Ascent: Made in August, 1916 by Conrad Kain, Albert MacCarthy, E. MacCarthy, J. Vincent and Henry Frind.

Most popular climb:  Beckey-Chouinard 5.10… “This is a Bugaboos mega-classic that draws climbers from around the world and for obvious reasons. It's 2000' tall and has pitch after pitch of 5.8 and 5.9 climbing with short sections of 5.10 thrown in here and there for good measure. The elegant line follows a large buttress that soars up the full height of the west face. This is a full value route with excellent climbing, great position and spectacular views.” - Mountain Project.


Acrylic on wood: 36" x 48"