Chinaman’s Peak (Ha Ling Peak) Climber's Log

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Rileywyna

Rileywyna - Dec 18, 2005 8:07 am

Route Climbed: North East ridge and top of Sisyphus Date Climbed: Aug 1999, July 2002  Sucess!

Great experience on this Mountain. Took my two brother in laws up the NE ridge for there first climb.



And took my sister up the NE ridge cutting over below the alabaster dihedral and finishing on Sisyphus summits.

couchclimber

couchclimber - Jul 25, 2005 12:54 am

Route Climbed: hiking Date Climbed: August 6, 2004

my first scramble, took my little brother and 11 year old cousin up there. They made it up so I'm proud of them.

July 20, 2006

almost two years after my first visit, I decided to do this in the evening for the view of canmore at night and the stars. It was a last minute decision so I dragged my not so little brother anymore up there. It was a hot day and it was calm and quite mild even at the summit. The view of canmore reminded me of seeing cities from an airplane at night, it was quite neat. The hike down with our headlamps in pitch black was more difficult than I thought it would be. We waited until 10:40 pm at the summit for the stars to come out but the sky was still too bright. When we reached the parking lot at 11:40 pm, we could see so many stars. Awesome sight of the stars and one of my best trips this year.

Mike P - Jul 10, 2005 11:55 pm

Route Climbed: Sisyphus summits Date Climbed: July 9  Sucess!

I've wanted to do this climb ever since I heard about it a couple of years ago. My climbing partner Cathy and I climbed the 21 pitch route (by linking them we got it down to 12) in eight hours. Thanks to slightly less than perfect weather (cooler temps and hail/granular snow) we were able to enjoy the route by ourselves. Climbing was mostly slab but there were a few exciting vertical/near vertical pitches (5.10d) to mix it up. Great route with excellent climbing and lots of exposure.

CdnRockyGal

CdnRockyGal - Jun 30, 2005 8:22 pm

Route Climbed: Main Hiking Trail Date Climbed: April 2005  Sucess!

A busy trail any time of the year, Ha Ling is good for keeping in shape during the long winter. My first time was in August, second was in December, and third in April--all three scrambles proved to be enjoyable and challenging due to current conditions.



Because there is a lot of traffic on this trail, it can get pretty icy during the winter and spring. I often had to trudge through snowbanks on my way up because of ice on the trail (crampons sure would've been nice!). Coming down I did a lot of glissading and sliding, which was great fun!



The summit of Chinaman's Peak is very exposed, therefore very windy--especially in December=) As is true with any climb, don't let a warm day fool you into not being prepared for the weather on top.

Danimal

Danimal - May 31, 2005 5:26 pm

Route Climbed: Backside Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

Fun conditioning

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - May 7, 2005 4:40 pm

Route Climbed: NE Buttress Route Date Climbed: July, 2003  Sucess!

I fall asleep to this mountain every night, framed in my bedroom window. I scramble the backside for exercise.



This entry is for the 5.6 -5.7 NE Buttress route. Cross over the damn above Canmore and work up the scree to the NE corner of Ha Ling. We made this in about 9 full pitches. Dave Edgar and I were speedy as usual and did the route in about 2.5 hours. We passed one party en route which made the day somewhat less dangerous. There are plenty of climbers and a lot of loose rock on Ha Ling.



We ran down the trail on the back side and experienced a new set of sheep twins on the way back to the truck. This is a good mountain to get up in the winter for conditioning. Views abound, but so are people.

EricK - Feb 11, 2005 1:38 am

Route Climbed: the easy back side Date Climbed: November 12, 2004  Sucess!

I climbed this with a bunch of friends who were rather out of shape and "soft." I convinced them that it was really easy and that i even know some little children who have hiked it at age 6! But after we got to the top, they thought it was soooo hard. It was their first mountain though. We all made it, even though the trail was covered in very slippery ice the whole way to the top. It was a fun little afternoon trip.

William Marler

William Marler - Sep 9, 2004 11:44 am

Route Climbed: Northeast face Date Climbed: August 21, 2004  Sucess!

Excellent half day of climbing. 11 fun pitches with just enough excitement in the middle sections. Many thanks to James Blench and J. D. Miller for making this possible. A fun 50th birthday climb. Cheers William

brandon

brandon - Aug 5, 2004 9:13 pm

Route Climbed: Premature Ejaculation Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2004

This should be a longer trip report, but it won't. Just finished a harrowing rappell descent from the crux pitch of Premature Ejaculation in the most impressive lightning storm I've ever been in. It arrived 4 hours earlier than it has the past 3 days, and we were caught. But we started at noon which could be a deadly habit if done regularly this time of year up here. Alas, that excitement only cost us 2 nuts and 6 slings and all the adrenaline that was available.

ant morgan

ant morgan - May 4, 2004 9:03 pm

Route Climbed: North Wall - 5.6 route Date Climbed: Sept 2001  Sucess!

Awesome, well-protected climbing

azalea4460

azalea4460 - Aug 22, 2003 11:11 am

Route Climbed: Hiking / Scrambling Route Date Climbed: August 10, 2003  Sucess!

Hiked and scrambled this peak as acclimitization / exercise in preparation for an expedition to Mt. Robson the following week. Fun, but steady, uphill hike, then scramble some over rocks to top. About 2 & 1/2 hours car to car including about 1/2 hour on top. Wonderful views over Bow Valley, Canmore, and, to the west, the Canadian Rockies.

mshareski - Jul 15, 2002 6:20 pm

Route Climbed: Scramble route on SW side Date Climbed: August 26 2000  Sucess!

Why did I scramble this mountain again? Didn't get very good pictures the first time around.

mshareski - Jul 15, 2002 6:19 pm

Route Climbed: Scramble route on SW side Date Climbed: June 11 2000  Sucess!

This must be one of the easiest scrambles out there. Nice view of Canmore.

aboga

aboga - Jun 25, 2002 8:31 am

Route Climbed: NE Face Date Climbed: Back in the Day  Sucess!



A classic! well-protected with varied climbing and all at a moderate grade.

William Marler

William Marler - Aug 22, 2001 9:39 am

Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: June 7th 2001  Sucess!

This was a great hike. I only had the morning free so it filled the bill. Great view and good lunch spot in the col.

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