Grotto Mountain facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGrotto Mountain
Grotto Mountain from Ha Ling Peak, 2005
|Elevation||2,706 m (8,878 ft)|
|Prominence||238 m (781 ft)|
|Parent peak||Mount Townsend 2820 m|
|Listing||Mountains of Alberta|
|Parent range||Fairholme Range|
|Topo map||NTS 82O/03|
|First ascent||1858 by Eugène Bourgeau|
|Easiest route||Easy/Moderate Scramble|
The mountain was named for a grotto-like cave within it.
There are two main scrambling routes:
- Northwest Variation - from the ACC clubhouse, ascends the northwest side of the mountain on a good hiking trail. At tree line, the trail narrows to the false summit. From there, it is a gradual ascent to the summit with brief stints of scrambling but mostly hiking.
- Direct route. Ascends directly under the summit. Shorter but more arduous.
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