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South and East slopes

South and East slopes

South and East slopes

Page Type: Route

Location: Alberta, Canada, North America

Lat/Lon: 50.45000°N / 115.07°W

Object Title: South and East slopes

Route Type: Scramble

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Easy

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Created/Edited: Jul 18, 2005 / Jul 18, 2005

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The elevation gain on this peak is 900m or 2,952 ft. Starting from Ripple Creek, head up the trail visible on the left (north) side of the creek.

Route Description

The trail works its way up and around the south side of the mountain to the back (east ) side. Once you have traversed past the cliffs of Grizzly Peak, start heading up the steep slopes to the col (connecting Grizzly to Evan-Thomas) behind the peak. There are a few animal trails that lead up to the col, but are often separated by scree runs. Watch for cairns, but don't rely heavily on them as they are far and few between. It is much easier to follow the trail coming down. Once at the col, it's an easy 15 miunte walk to the summit. Return the same way you came. There are a series a great scree runs that make descent quick and fun!

Essential Gear

You will most likely need crampons and an ice axe for early season ascents, but in mid to late season your normal hiking gear will be fine. Gaitors and ice axe would be helpful for the scree and any remaining snow there may be.

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