Dolomite Peak 3 & 4 Scramble route TR, Banff

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Dolomite Peak 3 & 4 Scramble route TR, Banff
Created On: Aug 31, 2009
Last Edited On: Sep 1, 2009

Approach

Trip is 1100 m day and is rated difficult in Kane guide book. Class 3/4 scrambling on very rotten loose rock.

Approach by the good hiking trail which starts on the north side of where Helen Creek crosses the highway. The trail goes up over a ridge and then back down along the left side of the creek. Follow the trail which crosses the creek until you reach the fourth avalanche path. This leads up to a gully between peak 3 and 4.
Note on Dow's route page he went up the second avalanche path and went up the gully between peak 4 and 5.

Dolomite Peaks 1-5


closeup of ascent gully.
Ascent gully between peaks 3 and 4



Route description

Trip is 1100 m day and is rated difficult in Kane guide book. Class 3/4 scrambling on very rotten loose rock.

Ascend the rock gully between peaks 3 and 4 and when gully splits take the RH branch.
base of gully


Follow ledges right around buttress under yellow rock to cairn and then up a hidden gully/groove to summit of peak 4.
Peak four from near base of 3


To ascend peak 3 - go along base of peak 3 past first chimney to a second one which can be scrambled.
Peak 3 from 4


Looking down on peak 2 which is a climb.
Dolomite Peak 2 from peak 3


Looking South at peak 5 and Mount Hector.
Peak 5 and Hector in distance from top of 4

Looking North at Cirque Peak with the Lyalls, White Pyramid, Chephren, etc.
Lyalls, Howse, White Pyramid, chephen, cirque, observation



Gear

Standard scrambling gear. Rope not usefull and even dangerous as rock is rotten and very loose.






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