Trip Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2004. Park almost immediately upon entering this clearing. explor8ion. Crowsnest Mountain is a scenic mountain in the southern Canadian Rockies of southwestern Alberta, Canada. A bit clearer: Take a right turn (heading west) from Hwy #3 onto 61st on the west end of Coleman. Exposure. Another great view of Crowsnest Mountain. Summit Elevation (m): 1870Elevation Gain (m): 450Round Trip Time (hr): 2Total Trip Distance (km): 4Quick ‘n Dirty Rating: Class 2 – you fall, you tripped over your own feetDifficulty Notes: Steep hiking on loose scree, some light bushwhacking and route finding. The pass is located in southeast British Columbia and southwest Alberta, and is the southernmost rail and highway route through the Canadian Rockies. Wedge Mountain is at N49 40 8, W114 31 32. Welcome to Explor8ion! The mountain was originally named by the Cree First Nations due to the ravens that nested in the area. Crowsnest Mountain has long been a goal of mine – it just sounded like a lot of fun! Crowsnest Pass Area; David Thompson Country; Don Getty Wildland Provincial Park; East Kootenay; Glacier National Park – Canada; Height of the Rockies Provincial Park ; Jasper National Park; Kananaskis Country; Kootenay National Park; Robson Provincial Park; Siffleur Wilderness Area; Wapta Icefield; Waterton Lakes National Park; White Goat Wilderness Area; Ya Ha Tinda; Yoho National Park; Wat This mountain is located along Corbin Road on the Continental Divide between AB and BC and has the dubious reputation for having some pretty ugly views of a former open pit coal mine that was in operation in the area from the 1940’s to the 1980’s, supplying the Japanese steel industry. Summit Elevation (m): 2785. Notify me of new posts by email. Crowsnest Pass. On Saturday, September 11 2010 I climbed to my 260th summit with my 9 year old son, Niko. On the Alberta side, the Crowsnest River flows east from Crowsnest Lake, eventually draining into the Oldman River and ultimately reaching Hudson Bay via the Nelson River. Take an immediate right turn onto 22ave and then another immediate left onto 23ave. Alone with the Night Sky – Astrophotography, Digital Photography with an Eye to Prints. After all that is part of the point of doing all these summits isn’t it? 23 ave turns north, follow this for about 2km or so. Crowsnest Pass Area; David Thompson Country; Don Getty Wildland Provincial Park; East Kootenay; Glacier National Park – Canada ; Height of the Rockies Provincial Park; Jasper National Park; Kananaskis Country; Kootenay National Park; Robson Provincial Park; Siffleur Wilderness Area; Wapta Icefield; Waterton Lakes National Park; White Goat Wilderness Area; Ya Ha Tinda; Yoho National Park; Wat Crowsnest Mountain Related. We didn’t start up the mountain till 15:30 so we knew we were going to be a bit rushed but since this was our first scramble of the week we knew we could push it a bit. On a more serious note, you do get great views of the Crowsnest Pass area including full-on shots of Crowsnest Mountain. It is the lowest-elevation mountain pass in Canada south of the Yellowhead Pass (1,130 m (3,710 ft)); the other major passes, which are higher, being Kicking Horse Pass (1,640 m (5,380 ft)), Howse Pass (1,530 m (5,020 ft)) and Vermilion Pass (1,680 m (5,510 ft)). Comment. Wedge Mountain has been the obvious peak to your right. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Vern and Niko on the summit of Wedge Mountain. Crowsnest Pass comprises a valley running east–west through Crowsnest Ridge. They cautioned us that they had needed a climbing rope above the chain but when we got there we found the route to be quite easy without any further assistance. Ptolemy, Coulthard, Willoughby, Hillcrest, Turtle, Saskatoon Ridge, Caudron, Center and Ma Butte. It's very loose and there's trails scattered all over the place. Alone with the Night Sky – Astrophotography, Digital Photography with an Eye to Prints. It’s short, steep and loose. I followed the directions as outlined in a local pamphlet we picked up on “hikes in the Crowsnest Pass” at the Frank Slide visitor information center. Pick one. It’s a large, obvious clearing. The town of Coleman lies to the south east. The pass is located in southeast British Columbia and southwest Alberta, and is the southernmost rail and highway route through the Canadian Rockies. The fact that we got to do this short scramble together as part of a special father-son weekend makes this a peak that I’ll remember for a long time. Elevation Gain (m): 1075. Scarab Lake Outflow . Ascending Mount Alexandra. You’ll eventually come into a clearing after crossing a cattle gate. Assiniboine Provincial Park ; Banff National Park; Castle Wilderness Provincial Park; Columbia Icefield; Crowsnest Pass Area; David Thompson Country; Don Getty Wildland Provincial Park; East Kootenay; Glacier National Park – Canada; Height of the Rockies Provincial Park; Jasper National Park; … Fall in the Alpine. It didn’t disappoint but like all our scrambles in the first week of September 2004 (six in total) this one was rushed because of thick clouds and rain moving in from the west in the early afternoon hours. Learn how your comment data is processed. Crowsnest Mountain – Explor8ion. Heading back to the car. There is a fresh logging road near the bottom of the ridge that you have to go over. As we got higher on the mountain it became quite obvious that we were in for a good wind-lashing and some thick cloud cover. Summit Elevation (m): 2785 Trip Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2004 Round Trip Time (hr): Unknown Elevation Gain (m): 1075 Total Trip Distance (km): 10 Quick ‘n Dirty Rating: Class 3 – you fall, you break something Difficulty Notes: The chain makes it easier but people have been injured on the steep, loose terrain above it.