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Dolomite Peak 3 & 4 Scramble route TR, Banff
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Dolomite Peak 3 & 4 Scramble route TR, Banff

 
Dolomite Peak 3 & 4 Scramble route TR, Banff

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Alberta, Canada, North America

Lat/Lon: 51.67500°N / 116.3723°W

Object Title: Dolomite Peak 3 & 4 Scramble route TR, Banff

Season: Summer

 

Page By: Bill Kerr

Created/Edited: Aug 31, 2009 / Sep 1, 2009

Object ID: 547682

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Approach

Trip is 1100 m day and is rated difficult in Kane guide book. Class 3/4 scrambling on very rotten loose rock.

Approach by the good hiking trail which starts on the north side of where Helen Creek crosses the highway. The trail goes up over a ridge and then back down along the left side of the creek. Follow the trail which crosses the creek until you reach the fourth avalanche path. This leads up to a gully between peak 3 and 4.
Note on Dow's route page he went up the second avalanche path and went up the gully between peak 4 and 5.

Dolomite Peaks 1-5
 


closeup of ascent gully.
Ascent gully between peaks 3 and 4
 



Route description

Trip is 1100 m day and is rated difficult in Kane guide book. Class 3/4 scrambling on very rotten loose rock.

Ascend the rock gully between peaks 3 and 4 and when gully splits take the RH branch.
base of gully
 


Follow ledges right around buttress under yellow rock to cairn and then up a hidden gully/groove to summit of peak 4.
Peak four from near base of 3
 


To ascend peak 3 - go along base of peak 3 past first chimney to a second one which can be scrambled.
Peak 3 from 4
 


Looking down on peak 2 which is a climb.
Dolomite Peak 2 from peak 3
 


Looking South at peak 5 and Mount Hector.
Peak 5 and Hector in distance from top of 4
 

Looking North at Cirque Peak with the Lyalls, White Pyramid, Chephren, etc.
Lyalls, Howse, White Pyramid, chephen, cirque, observation
 



Gear

Standard scrambling gear. Rope not usefull and even dangerous as rock is rotten and very loose.

Images

Lyalls, Howse, White Pyramid, chephen, cirque, observation Dolomite Peak 2 from peak 3Dolomite Peaks 1-5Peak 4 from peak 3.base of gullyPeak 5 and Hector in distance from top of 4Ascent gully between peaks 3 and 4
Peak 3 from 4Peak four from near base of 3Eli looking at Dolomite Peak

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