Denny, Mount

Trip Category: 
SC - Scrambling
Interesting Facts: 

Mount Denny, together with nearby Mount Potts, were named in 1974 by Glen Boles in honor of the one hundredth anniversary of the arrival in Alberta of the Northwest Mounted Police. (from peakfinder.com

Technical Difficulty Level: 
6
Endurance Level: 
Med
YDS Class: 
3rd Class

Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Friday, June 8, 2018
Summit Elevation (m): 
3,000

Spring scrambling in the Rockies around Calgary has always been an interesting game of trying to decide what's in shape and what is still out of scrambling condition. With the prevalence of social media, the game has become somewhat rigged with a flood of trip reports coming out after every weekend from all corners of the Rockies, indicating successes and failures and giving updates on current conditions. This up-to-date information flood is excellent, of course! It also means that certain areas and certain peaks get a lot more focused attention than in the past. I'll admit, I've taken good advantage of other reports so far in 2018 - ironically all the peaks that I've done this for have been on my list for many years - I've just been beaten to most of their summits this year for some reason or another.

 


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Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,843
Elevation Gain (m): 
1350
Round Trip Time: 
7.50
Total Distance (km): 
12.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

Routefinding will dictate whether this scramble is class 3 or 4. We took the ridge to the summit which is very exposed but avoidable.