Cockscomb Mountain (Banff)

Interesting Facts: 

Named in 1921. The outline of the summit was said to resemble the comb of a rooster. Official name. (from

YDS Class: 
3rd Class
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Trip Date: 
Sunday, June 12, 2016
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Cockscomb Mountain has a few things going for it. No matter how many peaks you've done, as long as it's more than one, you will have a "best" and a "worst" one. I never have to worry about my worst one now - I've apparently just completed it. Another thing in Cockscomb's favor is that I will never have to repeat it. Yes - I enjoyed it that much! ;)


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Difficulty Notes: 

Pretty easy scrambling if dry and on route. Scrambling can get tricky in canyons and the approach is very rough. This isn't your typical 'easy' Kane scramble that your dear old Aunt Edna would enjoy. You've been warned.