Mount Lawrence Grassi

Continuing to up the degree of difficulty, I chose Mount Lawrence Grassi, named after the legendary climber and trail builder. Mount Grassi is in the Canmore area, just South of Ha Ling Peak, which is a very popular ascent. While the route is obvious for most of the time, the approach is steep, and the upper slopes consist of prolonged slabs with potential exposure, giving this a moderate rating in Kane’s Scrambles in the Rockies guide.

After parking at the Goat Creek day-use area, the route follows the canal for a few kilometers, past some rock cuts and then enters the forest, going straight up to tree line
Looking towards the summit. The East peak is the pronounced nub to the right
The Spray Valley below and the summit approach from the top
To the South from the main peak, East peak in the foreground
Across the slabs, looking South on the descent
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