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triyodaMajor exposure  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2017


The finishing ridge didn't seem harder than class 3, but the exposure made me balk a little bit.
Posted Sep 6, 2017 2:28 am

GrinderExcellent Conditioning hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2017
Left parking lot at 7:20 making slow conversation as we went for a walk. Lazed around, at the old tea House platform, and helped a guy that popped his ankle on descent.

Didn't seem to move to fast but other then mentioned took no breaks. Back to the truck, changed and eating a frosty from Wendy's at 11:30. Some loose boulders/hollow sounds at the summit ridge....careful
Posted Jul 8, 2017 11:49 pm

Dave AschimCanmore Triple Crown  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2012

Dave Aschim

Did this along with HaLing and EEOR in 12 hours. Started at 5 am and was treated to the Bow Valley wreathed in cloud and fog at sunrise! Sometimes a great trip is all about when you go not where you go. (And of course, who you go with)
Posted Apr 21, 2014 4:23 pm

MarmadukeRe: Canmore Triple Crown


How was that ridge leading to the summit? Video I've watched makes it appear to be very narrow and with extreme exposure on both sides.
Posted Jan 8, 2016 1:43 pm

attimountNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2009


Just another nice day out, I liked the knife ridge and I even took a nap on the deck, midway down.
Posted Feb 4, 2011 10:00 pm

cp0915Normal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009


3:15 car-to-car, including a trip to the true summit. Fun (albeit short) scrambling across the knife edge.
Posted Aug 2, 2009 12:45 am

MtnMagicScramble orute  Sucess!


One of my first peaks in the Rockies. Climbed it before the Cougar creek development. Made it up to the tea house to be greated by a wedding reception. The bride, groom and guests had arrived via helicopter. After accepting some wine and cheese from the joyfull little crowd, we ambled up to the summit. Must say I was very impressed by the summit ridge. Beautiful!
Posted Oct 20, 2007 12:53 am

Linda BretonScramble route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2006

Linda Breton

The ridge was not as difficult as expected - the rock was excellent and solid. Lots of fun and over way too soon.
Posted Oct 11, 2006 8:12 pm

William MarlerFine day
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006

William Marler

Great 1/2 day of scrambling. Excellent summit for J. D.
Posted Jun 5, 2006 3:05 am

setrentRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: 01 Jan, 2006  Sucess!
A nice outing to rid one of a hangover. In winter the trail was the most dangerous spot, bring crampons.
Posted Jan 8, 2006 5:44 pm

RileywynaRoute Climbed: Regular route Date Climbed: 2000 or so  Sucess!


Climbed this with my sister Louisa and brother in-law Rico. Great and fun day out. The exposed summit ridge is a riot. Bit of a knee basher on the way down
Posted Dec 21, 2005 6:37 am

couchclimberRoute Climbed: hiking/scrambling Date Climbed: May 22, 2005


I didn't like the steep hike up but enjoyed scrambling the ridge. Wasn't as difficult as I thought it was going to be for my first "difficult" scramble according to Alan Kane's guidebook.
Posted Jul 25, 2005 12:37 am

CdnRockyGalRoute Climbed: Normal Scramble Date Climbed: July 9, 2005


A beautiful day for Lady MacDonald, even though we got started late in the afternoon (this also reduced the # of people on the mountain!). Five in total in our group, Debby, Bill, and I attempted the summit while Candace and Duarte waited at the tea hut (of which I think is a disgrace to the mountain). Debby and I traversed almost to the end of the ridge where we turned around due to inexperience, the lateness of the day, and the fact that people were waiting for us.

The hike up was gorgeous with all the wildflowers and the variety of weather systems moving through the area! We saw one marmot that was nearly all white with the exception of his tail and a bit of the back part of his body.

We got back to the car after 10pm and of course it was still light out=) I love Alberta summers!
Posted Jul 10, 2005 1:04 pm

DanimalRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: May 28, 2005  Sucess!


Great finish! Hot, clear day
Posted May 31, 2005 5:25 pm

Dow WilliamsRoute Climbed: Scramble and East Ridge Date Climbed: June, 2002-May, 2005  Sucess!

Dow Williams

The scramble is just a long hike until the final ridge to the true summit. They found a body in 2003 who had slipped off this section. Good local repeat for beginners. I have gone up the scramble route 3 times, 4300' +/-gain.

The East Ridge is a Alpine 5.5 trad route. I have soloed this route, but it is bolted and most would want protection. I obviously recommend this route over the scramble. They parallel each other from about 7500' on and meet before the final narrow ridge to the true summit.

The backside of the scramble route offers a very lush meadow that kind of surprises you. Mountain sheep are plentiful. There is a summit register. Last time up we spotted small cat (Lynx or Bobcat) tracks just west of the summit.

Posted May 8, 2005 11:45 pm

William MarlerRoute Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: August 26th, 2004  Sucess!

William Marler

This was very pleasent cool day. Excellent conditions for this type of hike/scramble. Had the mountain mostly to myself due to weather. Saw goats, marmotts and hawks. Fine clouded view from the summit.
Posted Sep 4, 2004 1:15 pm

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