Squaw's Tit

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Squaw's Tit
Highest point
Elevation 2,514 m (8,248 ft) [1]
Coordinates 51°08′10″N 115°20′15″W / 51.13611°N 115.33750°W / 51.13611; -115.33750
Geography
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Fairholme Range
Topo map NTS 82O/03
Climbing
Easiest route Scramble

Squaw's Tit is an outlier of Mount Charles Stewart in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta. It is located at Lat/Lon: 51.13°N, 115.33°W and is one of the most prominent landmarks in the vicinity of Canmore, Alberta.[2]

"Squaw's Tit" is an unofficial name for the high point of a ridge that lies southwest of the Mount Charles Stewart summit and northwest of Mount Lady Macdonald near Canmore. The peak owes its name to the resemblance it shares with a woman's upturned breast. Due to its politically incorrect name, it is unlikely to receive official status[according to whom?], but is in common use.

Belonging to the Fairholme Range in Kananaskis Provincial Park, Squaw's Tit is located 4,000 feet (1,200 m) above the Bow River valley. It is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) northwest of Lady Macdonald, just east of the Banff National Park gates.

Routes[edit]

The scrambling route is graded moderate but includes exposure and thus is strongly recommended that the ascent only be done in dry conditions. Follow the major drainage ditch behind Harvey Heights and stay close along the right (south) side of the ditch. Follow this up to the North West ridge all the way to the slabs just below the protruding summit nipple.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squaw's Tit". PeakFinder.com. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  2. ^ http://dowclimbing.com/SquawsTit.html

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