Why visit Alberta.
While living in Penticton, B.C., Petrouchka Steiner-Grierson wrote a quick destination article about Washington Pass. Despite living in Canada, their most visited out-of-town crag is actually in the States! Turns out that it’s quicker to drive down through the U.S. border and into Washington than to drive up to Revelstoke. Plus, it’s always raining in Revelstoke, and who likes rock climbing in the rain?
Compared to Devilʼs Head Mountain, Mt Costiganʼs gradual slopes don’t catch the eye quite as much, but it is one of the defining peaks of the Ghost River area and is 183 meters higher than its more recognizable neighbor. Mt. Costigan is more frequently visited by ice climbers than anyone else. Some of the classic …