Hawk Mountain
2553m (8376ft.)

Located in the Athabasca River Valley north of Garonne Creek and at the head of Morro Creek. Colin Range, Jasper Park, Alberta Major headwater Athabasca River.
Latitude 53; 00; 50 Longitude 118; 01; 00, Topo map 83E/01
Can be seen from Highway 16

Named by Morrison P. Bridgland in 1916. A hawk was flying around the summit when this mountain was named. Official name.

First ascended by Joe Weiss

Photo: Hawk Mountain from Highway #16 (courtesy Alan Kane)
Photo: Looking north-northeast to Hawk Mountain from The Whistlers (courtesy Sonny Bou)

Scrambling Routes
Moderate via west face and northwest ridge except for 5 m of difficult slab scrambling. Some routefinding required. Hawk Mountain is a deservedly popular scramble in the Colin Range northeast of Jasper. The Colin Range, named for Colin Fraser of the Hudson's Bay Company, is typical Front Range topography. Steeply-tilted, slabby limestone faces are the norm; ridges are often long, undulating and sometimes quite exposed. Hawk Mountain is one of the more accessible peaks in this range, and provides a fine view of the surroundings. Try from about mid-June on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 320

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