Wasootch Ridge


Trip Details
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Attained Summit?: 
Trip Date: 
Sunday, May 13, 2018
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Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

Almost all the scrambling sections on this ridge can be avoided. This is mainly a hike with some routefinding if you do the loop like we did. There are options for difficult scrambling.


Trip Report

On Saturday while driving back to YYC with Wietse after scrambling Cougar Peak, I was musing about possible destinations for the next day when he suggested "Wasootch Ridge" as a good hike or easy scramble to do with my daughter. I'd been considering Porcupine Ridge earlier this spring, so this seemed like an excellent idea. I did some quick on-the-spot research on my phone and quickly realized this was the perfect early season objective for us.


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In your opinion Vern, would it be possible to connect to Wasootch Ridge from Tiara Peak?

Hey Adam, in short? Not easily. Porcupine Ridge is the ridge to connect from Tiara - Wasootch kind of stands on its own and is isolated from that side by some thick forests and cliff bands. Possible? Maybe. Fun? Not likely. 

Thanks for the feedback Vern, your trip reports continue to be one of the most useful resources out there. Having completed the Porcupine Loop last night that you described recently, I can agree with you that the Wasootch extension would be excessive!

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