Wasootch Ridge

Interesting Facts: 

An aptly named ridge that happens to run alongside the east side of Wasootch Creek.

Trip Category: 
SC - Scrambling
Technical Difficulty Level: 
5
Endurance Level: 
High
YDS Class: 
Hiking

Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,310

On Saturday while driving back to YYC with Wietse after scrambling Cougar Peak, I was musing about possible destinations for the next day when he suggested "Wasootch Ridge" as a good hike or easy scramble to do with my daughter. I'd been considering Porcupine Ridge earlier this spring, so this seemed like an excellent idea. I did some quick on-the-spot research on my phone and quickly realized this was the perfect early season objective for us.

 


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Summit Elevation (ft): 
7,644
Elevation Gain (m): 
850
Round Trip Time: 
7.00
Total Distance (km): 
15.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

Almost all the scrambling sections on this ridge can be avoided. This is mainly a hike with some routefinding if you do the loop like we did. There are options for difficult scrambling.