South slopes/Normal

Page Type
Route
Location:
Alberta, Canada, North America
Route Type:
Hike/Scramble
Time Required:
Half a day
Difficulty:
Walk up

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South slopes/Normal
Created On: Nov 25, 2004
Last Edited On: Nov 25, 2004

Approach


From Canmore, Alberta take the Spray Lakes road past the dam, the Nordik Centre, through Whitemans gap and park in the Goat Creek parking lot. This is easily found and is signed. It is about a 15-20 minute drive from the centre of Canmore. From the parking walk back up the road and look for a well trodden route up to the left just past the second telephone pole. The Scrambles book mentions just past the "Bow Crow Forest" sign but it no longer exists. You will not miss the trail. It is an obvious one.

Route Description



Wind your way through the obvious swichback tail through the woods. Once you break out above the tree line follow the slopes up to the ridge line. There is a well defined trail here so you cannot get lost. Follow the ridge up to the summit. Here you will have a very brief scramble to a nice flat area with a crairn on top. Excellent view of the surrounding area.

Essential Gear


Nothing more than good kiking shoes in the summer. In more wintery conditions, boots crampons and ice axe might come in handly. Dress for the mountains with warm clothes, and wind or rain shell tucked away.

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