Grotto Mtn. (1425 m elev gain)


Kitsy on way down from summit via the ACC hut route in mid-June.

DSCF1601Kona at about half-way point on descent with Canmore Industrial area below.

Kona Grotto Mtn.
Kona on Grotto Mtn. – Lougheed Peaks across Bow Valley behind

Kona resting after a snack and drink on summit – a blustery day with Lougheed peaks, Wind Mtn, Wind Tower, Allan and Collembola behind. Wind Ridge and Rimwall Summit at right.

Grotto Mtn. (1425 m elev gain)

Kona Grotto Jun 2019
Kona on Grotto Mtn. June 15 2019

Kona on Grotto summit on a cloudy mid-June day after ascending by the Bataan climbing wall trail. Summit cairn behind Kona has fallen or been taken apart so we rebuilt it – see below.

Kona Grotto Canmore June 2019
Kona on Grotto Mtn. with rebuilt cairn – Canmore below

Quickly rebuilt summit cairn on Grotto Mtn. Canmore and Bow Valley behind with Mt. Lady Macdonald at distant right.

Three Sisters Grotto Mtn June 2019
View of The Three Sisters across Bow Valley from Grotto Mtn.

Nice view of Three Sisters on way up Grotto Mtn. – left to right – Little Sister (Charity), Middle Sister (Hope), Big Sister (Faith).

Kona Grotto Mtn Middle Sister
View of Grotto Mtn. from Middle Sister June 12 2017 – Little Sister rappel descent route at right foreground

View of Grotto Mtn. from Middle Sister across the Bow Valley June 12, 2017. Our ascent route is just right of the high point in the middle of the summit ridge.

Grotto Mtn East End (820 m elev gain)

Kona Grotto East End May 2019
Kona at cliffs above quarry on Grotto Mountain east end April 2019

Kona at prominent cliff band above the quarry on east end of Grotto April 2nd. Ship’s Prow, Lawrence Grassi, Ha Ling, and Rundle across Bow Valley and Canmore behind.

Kona Grotto Quarry April 2019
Kona on Grotto East End hike April 2019

View to main summit of Grotto from above quarry (this hike isn’t the best approach to the summit, the left skyline ridge via the Bataan climbing area is more direct).