Roche a Perdrix
2134m (7002ft.)

Located in the southeast side of the Athabasca River Valley west of Drystone Creek and east of Ashlar Creek at the entrance to Jasper Park. Fiddle Range, Jasper Park, Alberta Major headwater Athabasca River.
Latitude 53; 12; 45 Longitude 117; 48; 10, Topo map 83F/04

Panorama viewpoint: Roche a Perdrix. Can be seen from Highway 16

Named by George Munro Grant in 1872. "Roche" is the French word for rock and Roche a Perdrix was named by Rev. Grant because he felt that the folding of the layers of rock in the mountain resembled the tail of a partridge, partridge being "perdrix" in French. Official name.

Photo: Roche a Perdrix from Hwy. #16

Other Information

Roche a Perdrix stands to the south of Highway #16 as it enters the mountains.

"Roche" is the French word for rock and Roche a Perdrix was named by Rev. Grant because he felt that he folding of the layers of rock in the mountain resembled the tail of a partridge, partridge being "perdrix" in French.

Scrambling Routes
Moderate scrambling, some exposure near top. Although often climbed by technical climbing routes on the west and north aspects, the normal descent route on this small peak makes for a quick way up. Close to the road and right on Jasper Park's eastern boundary, like nearby Roche Miette, it grants a respectable view and is quite straightforward. Try from mid-June on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 329

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