Grotto Mountain
Kananaskis, Alberta
March 13, 2004

Grotto Mountain provides a good workout in early season when other peaks are still snowbound. I've been up it a few times using both routes. Here Dinah and I climbed it using the direct route. It's steeper than the ACC route, but the immense cliffs make it more interesting.

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Grotto Mountain from the highway

View of the summit before crossing over to the ridge on the right

Looking south at The Three Sisters

One of the steeper sections

Memorial halfway up (mouse over for a close up)

Above the cliffs

Looking back

Looking across the basin

The summit is ahead

The scree slope begins at the treeline

The last part was a slog

Almost on the summit

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