- 2458 m (8,065ft)
- First Ascent
- Naming History
- Hiking and Trails
Located north of upper Lake Louise Valley; an apparent high point on the east ridge of Mount Whyte above Lake Agnes
Major Valley: Bow
Visible from Highway: 1
Ascent Party: Samuel E.S. Allen
Named by: Samuel E.S. Allen
Named for: This minor high point was thought to resemble a thumb.
It caught the eye of Samuel Allen in 1891 who wrote that he saw, "a towering aiguille, absolutely vertical from the lake." He described his ascent as follows: "In the hope of turning it in flank or rear I ascended the ledge of that peculiar mountain locally known as "The Beehive" to the top of the latter, whence I was able, by following the narrower ledges, to turn a corner and reach a wider gorge, choked by a vast boulder, upon which the remainder of its accomaying avalanche had come to rest. I could reach a portion of it, but, not knowing how securely it was wedged, hesitated to experiment with it. I finally passed the place and made the pinnacle."