The Wedge
2652m (8701ft.)

Located in the Kananaskis River Valley between Evan-Thomas Creek and Rocky Creek. Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 51; 00 Longitude 115; 08; 00, Topo map 82J/14

Panorama viewpoint: Evans-Thomas Creek Bridge. Can be seen from Highway 40S

Naming: The mountain's summit is wedge shaped. Official name.

Photo: Looking south-southeast to The Wedge from Highway #40 near Wedge Lake
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Other Information
Looking north to The Wedge from Opal Ridge (courtesy Calvin Damen)

The Wedge is a distinctive and attractive little peak named for its similarity to a carpenter's wedge. The lower slopes of the mountain clearly show the extent to which the most recent forest fire reached. The darker coloured forest is made up of spruce trees which survived the fire while the lightest coloured trees are a younger, lodgepole pine forest which started growing immediately following the fire.

The mountain is sometimes confused with Wedge Mountain which is located in the Crowsnest River Valley.

Scrambling Routes
Moderate scrambling with a short difficult spot along summit ridge. In the past, parties have usually climbed The Wedge by steep technical routes on the west side while the northeast ridge and face are used for a straightforward descent. Surprise! This moderately-angled face makes an enjoyable scramble up, with the most fun occurring along the summit ridge. An acceptable approach trail leads to tree line and much route variation is possible once you reach the rock. Try from about June on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 136

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