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Bugaboos - Vowells Classic Traverse  (North_America: Canada: British_Columbia: The_Bugaboos)
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Anyone done it? Mount Wallace, Mount Kelvin, Snafflehound Spire, and Spear Spire, in either direction? I'm headed to The Bugs for the first time in just over a week, and looking at some good options for the 8-10 days we'll be there.

At the intro for the Vowell Group section in the Atkinson & Piche guide, it states that "...approach and descent routes require multiple rappels, which can be difficult to find and rarely established, therefore it is important to bring sufficient webbing and pitons to fix all rappel anchors," and I was just curious if that applied to the Classic Traverse. I don't mind having to abandon the odd sling or chock, but I wasn't planning on bringing a hammer and iron (since I don't even have them) or leaving my whole rack behind. It looks like a grand adventure, but we don't want to get in over our heads.

Also, if anyone's done it before, did you do it as a long day from Applebee, or did you move camp to the East Glacier for a night or two?

Thanks in advance for the help,

Ian


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So nobody who posts here has been back to the Vowells?


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