Compression Ridge
2545m (8350ft.)

Located in Upper Canyon Creek Valley opposite Mount Bryant and 3 km northwest of the high point on Nihahi Ridge. Fisher Range, Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 52; 30 Longitude 114; 58; 00, Topo map 82J/15


Naming: The name likely refers to the tectonic forces which created this feature. Official name.

Photo: Looking south to Compression Ridge from the Powderface Trail
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Photo: Looking west to Compression Ridge from Prairie Creek on the Powderface Trail

Scrambling Routes
Difficult scrambling in places. Compression Ridge is the twisted sister to arrow-straight Nihahi Ridge. Only true masochists will consider continuing from Nihahi Ridge to traverse horseshoe-shaped Compression Ridge. This long, tiring scramble is for experienced, capable parties with routefinding skills, not for those who require a trail. Two cars are necessary, as are dry conditions, good weather and long daylight. Try from June on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 134

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