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Mount Chephren from Waterfall Lake # 1428

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Date: 2001.09.13
Vantage Point: From Highway 93 along Waterfowl Lake

Caption: Mount Chephren

PhotoDescr: The prominent East face is home to two extreme Alpine Climbing routes. The East Face route ( V 5.9 A1 ) starts at the scree pile at the base of the face (scree pile is behind the tallest tree to the left of the middle of the picture). It then ascends the prominent right slanting ribs to the first major snow ledge. From there it basically goes straight up the face. The Wild Thing ( VI 5.9 A3 W4 ) starts at the right slanting snow slope at the base of the face in the middle of the picture. It goes straight up the buttress to its top, then trends leftward straight up the face. For more information on these routes consult Sean Dougherty's Selected Alpine Climbs in the Canadian Rockies. The mountain can also be scrambled on its south slopes. For more information on that route consult Alan Kane's Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies. See Books for both.

There is also a new/recent route on the left side of the face which Drew Brayshaw informed me about in Dec/02 (thanks Drew). The route was put up by Raphael Slawinski and Jeff Nazarchuk and is graded V 5.8. It is described in the 2001 AAJ, and if any information is wrong please let me know and I will change it.

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