AKA Anû Kathâ Îpa, AKA The Tit, AKA Sqaws Tit.

Quick Stats

  • Distance: 9.3Km
  • Height Gain: 1300m
  • Round Trip Time:
  • Kane Ratting: Moderate with exposure and one hard step
  • Resources: Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies
View of the mountain from the parking area. On this day, we just bushwhacked toward the ridge. On return however, we followed the drainage on climbers left. If I was to head back up here again, I would take the drainage both ways. Much easier.
Okay, Elephant in the room; the name. Yes, the mountain looks like a boob, complete with a nipple. But why sqaws tit? I honestly do not know the origin of this name, but it wasn’t until Sept 2020 that the name was finally changed. Based on advice from local natives it will now be known as Anû Kathâ Îpa which I am told means bald eagle’s peak.
Once you are out of the trees the route simply follows the ridge to the large summit block, or the nipple block.
Large overhanging cliff on the way up.
Example of the rocky terrain after leaving the ridge.
As we headed up we noted two guys behind us. They must have turned around at the summit block as we didn’t see them again until we were back down in the drainage. I always applaud people that know when it is time to turn around.
As you approach the top, the summit block looks almost impossible to reach without climbing gear.
There is however a route up the left-hand side with some exposure and moderate scrambling.
If you look closely, you can see me heading up the route on the left side.
And on the summit! Unlike most summits in the Canadian Rockies, this one is pretty small. Pointy like a mountain you would draw as a child (or in my case, still draw an adult with drawing skills that never really developed).
In 2008 the traditional summit selfie had not been invented yet. So we have eating a peperoni stick on the summit photo instead.
The views from the summit are not bad at all. Town of Canmore close below.
One last look around before heading back down.
As I mentioned earlier, we took the drainage out on the way back down. We also bumped into the two guys we saw earlier who turned around. We offered them a hand to get back down the drainage safely.


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