Gap Mountain Climber's Log

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Old School WB

Old School WB - Jan 16, 2012 6:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2000

North Ridge 5.5  Sucess!

First ascent of Gap Mountain by Hans Schwarz in 1948. The North Ridge route had first ascent by R. Mitchell solo in August 1977. Fun ridge route with mostly low fifth class climbing (5.2 to 5.4) with the crux step at 5.5 or 5.6. About 8 pitches of climbing.

Great time with my buddy Ian Hunt.


rsac - Nov 10, 2010 10:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

Scramble Route  Sucess!

Nice scramble overall. Short approach and fun scrambling. I noticed a bolt at the far end of the traverse. I've seen pitons on scrambles before but never a bolt. Interesting.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Aug 11, 2010 11:25 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

East ridge  Sucess!

A somewhat overcast day, with rain showers on the west side of Kananaskis Lake. The slab "crux" isn't nearly as bad as Alan Kane makes it out to be. It can also be avoided by scrambling straight up and then over.


MtnMagic - Oct 21, 2007 10:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2004

Scramble route  Sucess!

What a scramble. The views towards kananaskis lakes and Joffre are amazing. Plus this scramble offers some short bits of exposure which adds some spice to the day.


pvalchev - Mar 9, 2007 5:21 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2006

East Ridge  Sucess!

Excellent day with Parisa, it was her first day in the Rockies and we enjoyed the nice views in a warm afternoon. One of those scrambles I wouldn't mind doing over and over again... pleasant!


Parisa - Feb 1, 2007 5:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2006

Minimal effort, maximum view  Sucess!

Great scramble for an afternoon. There is one 5m exposed portion a quarter of the way up, but there are big steps and hand holds to ease the traverse. Otherwise, boulder hiking to the top.

William Marler

William Marler - Sep 25, 2006 1:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2006

Filled that Gap  Sucess!

East Ridge. Very good quick day. Lots of sheep. Did see some bear tracks as well lower down. Fine views.


pvalchev - Aug 24, 2005 1:13 am

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

Very exciting scramble with a mind-blowing view. Since the approach is so short, it's appropriate for lazy days - we had such perfect weather, we still had time to lounge on the summit for a whole hour absorbing the sights! Highly recommended trip.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Jul 24, 2005 8:56 am

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: June, 2004  Sucess!

We observed two sets of sheep this day, one group of six larger rams right on our trail and another mixed set 100 meters off. We observed bear and moose feces on the animal trails we utilized on the way up. We also had a great display of spring flowers, Alpine Forget-me-nots (my favorite), Wild Strawberries, Glacier Lilies, Wild Crocus and Stone Crop. We had a wet May-June in 2004 and therefore too much snow had hung onto dangerous sections of the route so my partner remained at the col and took some good route photos. We had a semi stormy day, so visibility was not stellar, but one could still observe Joffre, Assiniboine and Sir Douglas, not to mention the Kananaskis Lakes below. Elpoca was shedding rock consistently during our visit and Pocaterra was still covered in ice and snow giving us some avalanche displays as well. Enjoy!

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