Blackcomb Buttress

Alpine: Blackcomb Buttress

Lift Accessed Alpine Climbing on Blackcomb Buttress!

Blackcomb ButtressRight on the edge of Whistler-Blackcomb is an absolutely stunning alpine rock climbing route called the Blackcomb Buttress. A short walk from the top of the ski lift this alpine ridge offers great views of the area’s glaciers, lakes and mountains. The route has climbing in the 5.4 range, a roomy summit and an easy walk back down to the lift for a ride back to the valley. A very civilized and fun way to spend a day in Whistler!

This trip is totally suitable for a beginner that wants to get out on an alpine climb though experienced mountaineers will still really enjoy the great rock, views and casual approach.

Trip Details:

Length:​​ 1 day
Ratio:​​ 1 or 2 guests per guide
Cost:​​ $349.00 per guest (based on 2 guests)
Season:​​ June through September
Technical Difficulty: 2/5 – Beginner – Intermediate
Fitness: 2/5 – Some fitness required

Typical Itinerary:

  • Meet at Blackcomb base in Whistler at 8am.
  • Review gear over a cup of coffee.
  • Catch the Blackcomb gondola up the mountain and into the alpine to start the approach at about 9am.
  • Back down in the Village for apres before 4pm.
Blackcomb Buttress
Relaxing on the summit.


  • ACMG Certified Guide
  • Technical gear rental (harness, helmet, etc.)
  • Group equipment
  • Black Sheep Adventure Sports hat


  • Accommodation in the valley
  • Personal equipment (boots, tent, etc.)
  • Lift pass
  • Food (available upon request)
  • Photographer

    Blackcomb Buttress
    Getting a lift up from the valley with a coffee in-hand, so civilized!

Fine Print:

  • A $50 deposit is due upon booking
  • The final payment due 30 days prior to the trip
  • Trips subject to 5% GST
  • We highly recommend Travel & Medical insurance
  • Be sure to look over our Booking Policies
  • Participants will be required to sign a Waiver