Rimwall, The

Interesting Facts: 

Naming: The mountain is named for its distinctive appearance from the Bow Valley from which a wall of cliffs rims the two sides of the summit that are visible. Unofficial name. (info from peakfinder.com

YDS Class: 
3rd Class
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, November 30, 2002
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,600

Hanneke and I always look forward to the days that we get together in the hills. This one was a double bonus because we shipped the kids off on Friday night and attended a Christmas party! As you can see it was a very nice day considering it was almost December already.

 

I don't remember too many complications on this scramble. There are cairns and flagging, not to mention trails in the area. As a matter of fact, it's all the trails that makes it somewhat confusing. You don't want to go all the way to Wind Pass if you don't have to.

 


[There are some low cliffs that must be climbed on Rimwall.]


[The ridge to the summit isn't too hard.]

I can tell that Hanneke started running. Look how steep this is! She was a little nervous and swearing at me by this point. We\'re just coming onto the summit in this photo.
[I can tell that Hanneke started running. Look how steep this is! She was a little nervous and swearing at me by this point. We\'re just coming onto the summit in this photo.]


[Hann on the summit with all three sisters, Big, Middle and Little in the background.]

 

Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,859
Elevation Gain (m): 
1020
Total Distance (km): 
7.50
Difficulty Notes: 

Moderate scrambling with some route finding to keep it moderate.