Bad weather was keeping me on scrambles versus alpine climbs in 2004. Eiffel is a short objective that can be done in less than desirable weather. I rate it on the easy side of the moderates.
Park at the Moraine Lake parking lot;and proceed up the Larch Valley Trail. When you top out into the valley, you will come into view of Temple, Pinnacle and Eiffel to the northwest. Eiffel is the furtherest left. Work your way along the winding Larch Valley Trail until you come upon an unmarked trail on your left that leads to a treed ridge that heads up Eiffel. You will make an immediate creek crossing and continue up to the shoulder of the ridge and find yourself above tree line at 8000'. This scramble is well marked by cairns and I found it extremely straight forward despite snow and low visibility. You must work your way through several rock bands, contouring left at several of the larger obstacles. The last bit was post holing with ice axe up a steep snow gully to the summit. It took me 3 hours from car to summit.
|Year first climbed:||1901|
|First successful climber(s):||C S Thompson, G M Weed, H Kaufmann|
|Nearest major airport:||Calgary International|
|Convenient Center:||Lake Louise|
Thanks to Tim L. Helmer for adding this peak.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 4 trip reports for Eiffel Peak.
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- Log #19093 - by Dow Williams on Feb 14, 2006Park at the Moraine Lake parking lot and proceed up the Larch Valley Trail. When you top out into the valley, you will come into view of Temple, Pinnacle and Eiffel to the northwest. Eiffel is the...
- Log #18305 - by Jonathan Stanley on Nov 22, 2003William Marler and I climbed this peak on a warm sunny day and spent an hour basking on the summit. The ascent took 3 hrs. 40 min. from the Moraine Lake parking lot. The view from this summit is...
- Log #18306 - by
Rob Cooper on Sep 15, 2003summited in 4 hours in snow and rain. Cant say the view was great as it was mostly snow everywhere. Awesome climb.
- Log #18307 - by Tim L. Helmer on June 08, 2003The day was hot and the air hazy but the summit views of the Valley of the Ten Peaks and Mount Temple were fantastic. The north face if vertical. Eiffel Peak is a good scramble for anyone in the...