American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, Canadian Rockies, "Crow Peaks"

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  • Publication Year: 1964

“Crow Peaks”. Two great buttresses rise to the several summits of the “Crow Peaks” on the west side of Bow Lake above the Icefields Highway. On June 30 Steve Marts and I climbed the northernmost buttress, which leads directly to the northern summit marked 9975 feet on the topographic map. Perhaps most interesting was the route finding problem among the lower ice slopes, bergschrunds and scree ledges. We climbed and traversed these to the upper portion of the buttress. Here we found really magnificent dolomite-type rock, which provided enjoyable rock climbing of a medium standard. Occasionally we had to climb steep snow patches and finally a cornice leading to the summit. The descent was made on the west side.

Fred Beckey

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