Hike Camp and Travel
Squaw's Tit 2500m/8202'

Scrambling with Kristian Whillans

Area: Canmore and Bow Valley
Height gain: 1200m/3937'
Ascent date: May 6, 2005
Ascent time: 4:30hrs
Descent time: 2:00hrs
Comment: Difficult scramble

Squaw's Tit
Entering the forest Looking for the way to gain the ridge The not-so-good-news descent throught the gully
The objective here is to gain the left ridge... i wish you good luck finding it. We've lost a lot of time hiking at the foot of this mountain looking for it. Our first scramble here was unsuccessful due to ignorance, exhaustion and bad timing. We only got to the bottom of the Tit. To add more ignoramus stupidus to this trip, we thought we could descend staight through the gully. We ended up facing a 20' drop.
Ascending the left ridge of Squaw's Tit Nearing the Squaw's Tit Slippery ledge towards the summit
From the same trailhead, we bushwacked directly towards the ridge. The forest is very dense here and we didn't want the same experience as before.
(3) When we reached the ridge, another couple of scramblers emerged from the farther west side. We all went through a wet, snowy condition on slippery rocks and a bunch of downclimbs. Here's a fella from New York carefully descending the Tit's west face.
Looking out for a good view On the summit of Squaw's Tit Descending the ridge
The final push to the summit was not in a very good condition during this time but it was do-able. We were on the Tities after 4:30hrs.
(3) We returned the same way for 2hrs. We noticed the other two going down the gully but it was too late for us to warn them about the drop... we just hope they got around it ok. We did a good 20-minute scree skiing below the ridge which saved us a lot of time... although Kristian says this is the faster way down.


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Updated: January 9, 2014 Author: Kajtek S