With Moni - a nice day out.
High overcast and smokey haze made for poor views from the summit, but at least it was cool. Much of the climb is a scree fest, but the gully is fun.
Tore my MCL in a crevasse in 2011, so went on a scrambling spree which included the trio of Ward, Allison and Window the next day. The day I drove down I went up Crowsnest and then camped on a comfortable spot on Allison Road. From car to car in under 3 hours! Got to love these Crowsnest Pass objectives. Well marked trail to the summit, never really seen that much signage for a scramble before. A bit of snow in late Sept since you are ascending the north face. Saw where someone turned around, but did not need to, the snow never interfered much. Beautiful day.
Great day, great weather and good friends!!
Nice climb, on a stand alone mountain. Saw a HUGE! MOOSE.
I really enjoyed this climb. After the second headwall we encounters snow and ice. The ice made things a bit tricky. Loved the views. Ascent time was 2.5 hours, descend just over 1.5 hours.
I have wanted to climb this mountain since I was a small child passing through the Crowsnest area in my parents' car. I still have a postcard of it from those days. Finally, my wish came true!
A very enjoyable day out with interesting scrambling and fantastic views. A few patches of snow near the top made for interesting going... an ice axe is pretty handy to have if there is still snow on the mountain.