The Fist
2630m (8629ft.)

Located in the Commonwealth Creek Valley 1.5 km north of Mount Smuts. Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 49; 00 Longitude 115; 23; 10, Topo map 82J/14
Can be seen from Highway 742

Named by Bernie Schiesser in 1973. The feature resembles a clenched fist. Unofficial name.

Photo: The Fist from the Smith-Dorrien Road near Commonwealth Creek
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Photo: Mount Smuts (left) and The Fist from the Smith-Dorrien Road near Commonwealth Creek

Scrambling Routes
Difficulty Difficult scramble with loose rock and brief exposure. Shaped like a clenched fist thrusting skyward, this unofficially-named craggy little peak boasts an exciting finish. The imposing vertical rock walls on the east side impart an air of futility, despite its comparatively low elevation. The secret lies in hiking around to the south flanks-hidden from the road-to an easier, more reasonable line of ascent. Since the first edition of this book, the summit now sees much more traffic and has somewhat less loose rock as a result. A helmet is advisable in case of stonefall from other parties. Try from late June on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 108

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