Trip Report
Banff Canmore Short Sweet

by MH2
Sunday August 3, 2014 9:50am
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains




The climbs are an easy walk




And little streams of stainless steel...




And they don't use any chalk.





previously on ST


Brutus of Wyde


May 12, 2003

"Grand Sentinel is as wild a quartzite spire as you will ever see."



Jul 20, 2008

"Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL area. Rained last time we were there, bailed off Sir Donald, ticked Grassi Ridge on Wiwaxy after a crack of noon start (due to morning verglas) and never even started for Mt. Louis. Grand Sentinel still high on the list, weather, fires, and griz moms have so far prevented a serious attempt."








the start





the tippy top



















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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
  Aug 3, 2014 - 01:54pm PT
I wish more here would adopt the 'short and sweet' philosophy.
In yer case the sweetness might justify 'not so short'.

But that choss! Get's me all hot and bothered!
this just in

climber
north fork
  Aug 3, 2014 - 10:05am PT
MH2, that spire pic is one of the best ever. You are the man, would love to go to Banff in the summer.
klk

Trad climber
cali
  Aug 3, 2014 - 10:23am PT
awesome
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
  Aug 3, 2014 - 10:33am PT
Is the limestone guides Rock? Are there some more new routes there? Next time don't forget about Saddleback! The same great approach, views and stone as the Grand
sentinel.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
  Aug 3, 2014 - 11:03am PT

Awesome TR, and the spire pic has a wow-factor of the highest degree...
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
  Aug 3, 2014 - 01:37pm PT
Wonderful TR , too many long winded introspective dissertations on climbing to the top of a pile of rocks ... yours was perfect !
Bad Climber

climber
  Aug 3, 2014 - 01:53pm PT
Damn, I love the Rockies.

Thanks!

BAd
Tami

Social climber
Canada
  Aug 3, 2014 - 02:30pm PT
Nice huge furry arm Andy. :-D
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Aug 3, 2014 - 03:26pm PT
Looks like that rock requires a certain amount of expertise.....sweet for sure!
this just in

climber
north fork
  Aug 4, 2014 - 09:02am PT
Hoping for more pictures bump.
MH2

climber
Author's Reply  Aug 4, 2014 - 09:15am PT
I ran out of time and patience, Justin. Sooner or later, though.

Thanks for the great comments, folks. I should pay more attention to TRs.

Yes, Bruce, that is Guides' Rock. We were following in Peders' footsteps on Sea of Dreams.

Robert had made many trips to ski and climb ice but no summer visits. It was funny to see his disbelief at the pitiful weep at The Back of the Lake which he claims is an ice climb.

Words used in the guide for the Lake Louise area:

impeccable, beautiful, compelling, iconic, stellar, superb, spectacular, premier, finest, magnificent, extraordinarily beautiful

on pages 245 and 246

seems to have brought out the lyrical in the pipefitter
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
  Aug 4, 2014 - 09:25am PT
Very, very nice Andy!! Looks like fun!!
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
  Aug 4, 2014 - 10:20am PT
Nice TR with beautiful pics. That looks like sharp limestone.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Aug 4, 2014 - 10:27am PT
Canadialand seems more and more appealing as a place to road trip!
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
  Aug 4, 2014 - 11:02am PT
WOW!
Naitch

climber
Dark side of the moon via the stairway to heaven
  Aug 4, 2014 - 11:07am PT
Love the spire photo - almost looks like a shadow or optical illusion with all the layers of the foreground and background.
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Aug 4, 2014 - 11:17am PT
Yes!

Yes yes yes yes yes. Rad. Makes me wanna go stroll thru alpine meadows, fend off killer momma bears and rap off sketchy shale summits. Thanks for a killer little Monday morning TR. Please do it more often.

Scott
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
  Aug 4, 2014 - 01:01pm PT
Holy sweet glory! I have wanted to go to that area since before I knew about rock climbing with ropes and such... These pics make me want to go even more. Super-tiffypoo!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Aug 4, 2014 - 03:14pm PT
Very nice work, thank you!!!
You've got talent !!!
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