Ha Ling Peak
|Nearest major airport:||Calgary International|
|Convenient Center:||Canmore, Alberta|
Thanks to Dow Williams for adding this peak.
Ha Ling Peak, formerly Chinaman's Peak is an easy walk/scramble in the Canmore area that also has technical routes on it's north face.
The peak can be gained by trail in just over one hour and one may also traverse over to Mount Laurence Grassi. This traverse involves route finding.
NE Buttress Route- Cross over the dam above Canmore and work up the scree to the NE corner of Ha Ling. We made this in about 9 full pitches. Dave Edgar and I were speedy as usual and did the route in about 2.5 hours. We passed one party en route which made the day somewhat less dangerous. There are plenty of climbers and a lot of loose rock on Ha Ling.
We ran down the trail on the back side and experienced a new set of sheep twins on the way back to the truck. This is a good mountain to get up in the winter for conditioning. Views abound, but so are people.
Thanks to Dow Williams for this description.