Hike Camp and Travel
Grizzly Peak 2545m/8350'

Solo Scramble

Area: Elbow and Kananaskis Valley
Height gain: 900m/2953'
Ascent date: Dec 3, 2004
Ascent time: 3:30hrs
Descent time: 1:30hrs
Comment: Easy scramble

Grizzly Peak
Grizzly Peak can be accessed from Ripple Creek, about 1km pass the Grizzly Day Use picnic area.
The trail starts above and left of the creek, very easy to follow... until you reach the grassy(snowy) slope on the right side of the mountain. I didn't wait to see the saddle before heading up, I just went up at this point. I had to scramble in between small jagged pinnacles with hip-deep snow and occassional ice. I only felt better when I saw the saddle. I knew then that I was getting close.
At the top, I lost most of the sunshine and it started getting very cloudy and cold. I did not enjoy the view at all.
Grizzly Peak as seen from Ripple Creek I took this grassy (snowy) slope to gain the saddle Grizzly Peak Saddle No views on top of Grizzly Peak Grizzly Peak Summit

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Updated: January 9, 2014 Author: Kajtek S