Bass Buttress gully

Page Type
Route
Location:
Alberta, Canada, North America
Route Type:
Mountaineering
Season:
Winter
Time Required:
Most of a day
Difficulty:
M3
Grade:
II

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Bass Buttress gully
Created On: Jul 7, 2009
Last Edited On: Aug 12, 2009

Overview

The gully used to approach the Goat Plateau hut continues up past Bass Buttress to the summit plateau. Used for descent in summer, it makes a fun easy climb in winter.

Getting There

See other Castle routes

Route Description

Castle gully 1
Climb directly up the approach gully to Goat Plateau.
Castle gully 2
Castle gully 3
Continue up past Bass Buttress until the gully is blocked by a chockstone.
Castle gully 4
Bypass the chockstone via the wall to the right (easy mixed, maybe M3).
Castle gully 5
Continue up to another chockstone.
Castle gully 7
Climb an ice step behind this chockstone then continue to the summit plateau.
Castle gully 6

Essential Gear

ice tools
crampons
small alpine rack
single 60m rope







Bass Buttress gully

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