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Grizzly Peak Scramble (CANCELED)

Grizzly Peak S5 Scramble - Strenuous Hike

Distance: 10 - 12 km  

Elev. gain: 900 - 1100 meters

With an option of another 200 meters and several more kilometers

Time required: 5 - 6 hours

Difficulty Rating:OT4/S5-Scramble If unsure what this means, please familiarize yourself.

Hike Description: An easy scramble via south and east slopes. This small summit sitting by Grizzly Creek is unnamed on maps, but Grizzly Peak bears inclusion for accessibility and the view alone. West of Mount Evan-Thomas and beside the road, it offers an outstanding view of the Kananaskis Valley, vertically-tilted Opal Range summits and the Elk Pass area. Sitting right above Kananaskis Trail, the steep, slabby west aspect looks daunting and reveals nothing of the easier backside. That side can be seen from a few kilometres farther south or along the south end of Smith-Dorrien Road. Sheep trails offer a reasonable approach

Directions:  Take the Kananaskis Country Highway 40 turnoff and head south. Drive south for 40.7 km (25.4 miles) to the Fortress Mountain Shell gas station. Keep heading south for approx 4.5 km to unsigned Ripple Creek and park on the left shoulder or the East side of the road. Ripple Creek lies between two signed creeks, the first being Grizzly Creek and the second being Hood Creek.

Gear Requirements:
Dress appropriately for the weather - warm clothing/layers - no cotton, no jeans
Rock Helmet mandatory, Hiking boots
Backpack, Gaiters

Hiking poles
Bear Spray
Extra Snacks and/or Packed Lunch
Camera (optional)
Pack garbage out

Suggested passenger commuting costs:$20.00 for gas per person and in cash.

Organizers have the right to remove member as he/she sees fit without prior notice.

Waiver: Your consent is required for attending this event. You will be asked to provide the name and number of an emergency contact. Please read the Waiver by clicking HERE. I will bring the group waiver form with me to the trailhead. You must sign it before you will be allowed to go on this hike so please make sure you read it before you come to Shouldice.

Your Host is a volunteer and not a trained guide. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road, weather, and trail conditions for the trip; and, you are responsible for your safety and well-being. You are fully prepared with proper gear, food and water, personal first-aid and you're physically fit to do this hike with the group.


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  • Ugur

    Well thanks for organizing it Doug. Grizzly Peak has been on my list for a long time, so I hope I get to do it later. Think I'm gonna go for a walk + yoga in Nose Hill Park this Sunday.

    June 20, 2013

  • Doug R

    Looks like we will need to come back to this hike at a later date.......

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Anna

    I'd like to join this one.....but is it still on? All roads closed, seems like

    June 20, 2013

  • Karen L

    Hwy 1A closed between Morley and Canmore due to landslide.

    June 20, 2013

  • Chris G

    Washout of TransCDN Hwy before Canmore

    June 20, 2013

    • Ugur

      Holy cow! The road is gone!

      June 20, 2013

    • Atash

      No more hiking for at least a month since the road is gone

      June 20, 2013

  • Andy D.

    As of today Hwy 40 is closed from Hwy 1 south.

    June 20, 2013

  • Jessica C.

    Well, thanks to the AWFUL weather the Ride to Conquer Cancer has been postponed to August. So, I have nothing to do this weekend... :( I'll go with whoever has a spot open up.

    June 20, 2013

  • Barb

    So are there GrizZly's up on grizzly mountain????

    June 17, 2013

    • Andy D.

      Just old grizzled organizers. The real grizzlies were hanging around Banff last night . My wife told me her and her sister saw a group of 5 or 6 of them on the edge of town early yesterday evening. Caused a huge bear jam of course :)

      2 · June 18, 2013

    • Andy D.

      Did some digging on Bear #64, probably the one Lupita saw: http://blogs.calgaryh...­

      June 18, 2013

  • Alison S.

    Sorry guys just realized I have other plans that day to bad this one look fun!

    June 13, 2013

  • aboo


    June 13, 2013

  • Karen L

    I will drive from Cochrane

    June 13, 2013

  • Karen L

    count me in

    June 12, 2013

  • Mustafa K.

    just came from there, awesome conditions.

    1 · June 12, 2013

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  • Doug R
    Platinum Member AST 1,, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Dave M.
    Gold Member, Co-Organizer
  • Carolyn K.
    Premier Member, Assistant Organizer
  • Barb
    Gold Member, AST 1 ,
  • Karen L
    Double Platinum Member, Co-Organizer
  • Sam
  • Pearl T.
    Gold Member
  • Atash
    Platinum Member, Co-Organizer
  • Celina
    Premier Member
  • Andy D.
    Platinum Member,OCC, AST 1 (Pied Piper) and SOOO Special member!, Organizer
  • Oscar M
    Platinum Member, Co-Organizer
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