The Fist

The Fist is a huge knob of Rock that protrudes from the ridge that extends northeast from Mount Smuts, and from the Spray Lakes Road has the exact profile of a left hand clinched into a Fist. It is quite steep on all sides and there is a difficult scramble on the south/southwest slopes which is quite steep in places. Access is from the Smuts Pass Trail which starts on the Mount Shark/Engadine Lodge access road.

It was named in 1973 by Bernie Schiesser due to its obvious profile of a hand clenched into a fist.

Elevation (feet): 8,629
Elevation (meters): 2,630
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 50.815
Longitude: -115.3717
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1973
First successful climber(s): C. Crosby, D. Grey, B. McDonald, G. Kubec, Murray Toft
Nearest major airport: Calgary International Airport
Convenient Center: Canmore, Calgary

Thanks to Kevin Altheim for adding this peak.

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