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jbsantosToo much time in the trees  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2010

jbsantos

Too much of this scramble takes place in the trees, and I forgot to bring insect repellent, which led to over 20 mosquito bites from the trip.

That said, it's quite nice once you get past tree line. Ran into a party of three youngsters who were having some difficulties going down the narrowest section of the Dragon's Back. (It's not that narrow, but I think this was their first time)

Didn't spend too much time on the summit. It looked like rain would be coming in, and those slabs can get really slippery when wet.
Posted Nov 13, 2010 12:18 pm

Brad FScramble Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2010

Brad F

Beautiful sunny day! Perfect day for a hike. No clouds in sight. Nice view of Mount Assiniboine from the summit. It was very windy up top. Been wanting to get up Rundle for a long time.
Posted Sep 7, 2010 11:39 am

Steve LarsonNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

Steve Larson

More of a hike than a scramble. Weather threatened most of the day, but never did anything more than blow up high. Huge difference in effective temperature between parking lot and summit!
Posted Aug 11, 2010 11:30 am

lingejambonStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007
First rockies scramble if it even qualifies. One of the hottest days during the summer.
Posted Apr 17, 2009 11:17 pm

MtnMagicScramble  Sucess!

MtnMagic

My first true Rockies scramble. Loved it despite the amount of loose scree on the upper mountain.
Posted Oct 14, 2007 1:25 pm

Luciano136Normal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

Luciano136


This was supposed to be my warm-up hike for bigger scrambles in the coming days. Being weak from a nasty cold, it was tougher than expected. Technically not difficult but the sun and the steep slippery slope made for a rough day; it is still 5k+ of gain in about 3.5mi. Going off-route or slipping in the wrong spot could have serious consequences. Other than that, great day with clear views!
Posted Jul 10, 2007 2:42 pm

Linda BretonScramble Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2003

Linda Breton

On Rundle, I was torched by the sun and it darn near destroyed one of my knees. Mostly just a steep, long hike up rubble. The scree at the top is deep and excellent for skiing down.
Posted Oct 11, 2006 5:32 pm

photo61guyWonderful Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2006
Beautiful day hike and views. I second William's statement about a training mountain.
Posted Aug 27, 2006 1:28 am

GahugafugaCan't Beat Limestone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2006

Gahugafuga

Blitzed up the Dragon's Back on a windy day. The scree was terrible, but scrambling up the cliffs beneath the summit block actually provided better climbing. My first Canadian peak, made super easy by Colorado legs and lungs.
Posted Jul 16, 2006 12:28 am

couchclimbernormal scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

couchclimber

The trail in the forest was nice and well defined. Got steeper on "dragons back" and then it was slabs with loose rubble over it. The last stretch to summit consist of backsliding scree which took me almost an hour to get up(10 mins to get down though). Technically it was very easy but it was a long day for me. It was a bit cloudy so we couldn't see very far in all directions but decent view from above.
Posted Jun 18, 2006 4:40 am

Alpine72Route Climbed: Hogs back Date Climbed: summer o4  Sucess!

Alpine72

Easy although long hot route to summit.
Posted Feb 8, 2006 12:46 pm

Pawel KrolRoute Climbed: Alpine (not rated) Date Climbed: 1995  Sucess!

Pawel Krol

Scary stuff - off route
Posted Mar 3, 2005 12:53 pm

naderRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: June 23, 1999

nader

My climb on Mt. Rundle was quite circumstantial. I had originally intended to hike to the Cascade Amphitheater, however, a sign was posted saying that a momma Grizzly with 2 cubs had been spotted demonstrating protective behavior. Quick mental scrambling to save the day brought me to Mt. Rundle. It was just around noon before I made it to the trailhead. I managed to get above the treeline...around 2400 meters or so...however, it was getting late and the wind was wicked so I turned around.
Posted Dec 29, 2001 6:46 pm

William MarlerRoute Climbed: Northwest side from the golf course Date Climbed: 05/11/00  Sucess!

William Marler

Very windy at the summit had to hunker down behind the rock wall near the summit. You could be blown off if not careful. Excellent switch back trail. Great for conditioning and mountain training.
Posted Apr 29, 2001 11:59 am

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