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The Fist  Alberta   #5714
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Spray Mountains

Height: 2630 m -> 8629 feet
Prominence?: 176 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Smuts (1.4 km away, at bearing 235 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Smuts (1.0 km away)

Location:   50.81391,-115.37048     50:48:50, -115:22:14   11U 614797 5630397 (30 km S of Canmore). (1 km NE of Mount Smuts). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.14   AreaCode: FL05/ID17
First Ascent: 1973 C. Crosby, D. Grey, B. McDonald, G. Kubec, Murray Toft
The Fist (Southeast Aspect) from Mount Chester
The Fist is the major knob of rock on the ridge that runs NE of Mt. Smuts. From the road it has the appearance of a left hand clinched into a fist.

There is a difficult up the south slopes which are hidden from the road. The Fist can be accessed from the Trail up Smuts Creek to Smuts Pass off of the Smith Dorrien Spray Lakes Road. Take the turnoff to the Mount Shark/Engadine Lodge road to the trailhead for Smuts Pass.

Name Notes: Named in 1973 by Bernie Schiesser due to its obvious profile of a hand clenched into a fist.

Trip Reports within 1 km
17 1989.02.19 The Fist -- Possible First Winter Ascent Rick Collier


Paper Maps
1:100000Banff & Mount Assiniboine Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Canada: Map and Guide in One Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta Southeast B.C. Explorer's Map (Road Map) Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
8 Winter Ascent of the Fist Rick Collier
7 The Fist (Southeast Aspect) from Mount Chester Alex Joseph

Placename Photos
15 Mount Smuts and The Fist Kevin Altheim
5 Panorama from summit of Mount Chester Alex Joseph