This is an awesome quartzite spire located under the watchful eye of Mt. Temple. There are two main routes up the 100m high spire that we guide. Both routes are wildly fun and feel quite exposed. Needless to say, they are both very popular. The two routes of note are: The First Ascent Route (5.8 trad) and Cardiac Arete (5.10d sport); both routes are 4-pitches.
DirectionsBanff National Park. Drive to Lake Louise and park at Moraine Lake.
ApproachFrom Moraine Lake we hike up to Larch Valley, over Sentinel Pass, and down a bit to Grand Sentinel (2-2.5hrs)
DescentRappel the route and then hike back the way we came.