Guidebook : Ski Lines


Tree Triangle, The Sphinx
Ball Range - Alberta - Canada
Banff National Park

For information to access the starting point for Tree Triangle, on The Sphinx, please see the Egypt Lake ski zone page.


Bordering The Sphinx Couloir and the Eastern Avalanche Paths, the north-east aspect of The Sphinx has a noticeable triangle of trees with cliffs scattered within it that offers some challenging skiing. The more northern area has more cliffs and fewer as you wrap around to the east. This area does have isolated avalanches and should not be considered a "safe treed area" but any account.

Ski Line Info: [?]
Max Elevation: 2326m
Min Elevation: 2175m
Vertical Relief: 151m
Distance: 0.50km

Ski Line Access Info: [?]
Distance: 1.50km
Vertical Gain: 331m

Ski Zone Access Info: [?]
Ski Zone: Egypt Lake
Distance: 13.00km
Vertical Gain: 675km
Vertical Loss: 350km

Combined Access Info: [?]
Distance: 14.5km
Vertical Gain: 1006m
Vertical Loss: 350m

Map Info:
82 O/4: GR771610

Directions:
From Egypt Lake Shelter head south directly towards the north face of The Sphinx. After about 1 km through broken and rolling forest you will come to the northern shoreline of Egypt Lake, cross the lake and head to the south-east corner of the lake where you can start climb up The Sphinx Couloir run, traversing left under the upper cliff or you can wrap around to the east gaining the slope to the climber's left of the lower cliffs within the run.


Map overlays created for satellite data and may be off in terrain mode, for more info click here.

Egypt Lake Contents:

  Healy 3

  Lost Peak

  Monarch Ramparts
       - North Bowl

  Natalko Peak

  North Pharaoh Peak
       - Black Rock Col
       - Black Rock Couloir
       - Black Rock East Ridge
       - Black Rock Trees
       - Isis Couloir
       - Osiris Couloir

  Scarab Peak
       - North-East Face
       - North-East Gully
       - South Face/Glacier

  South Pharaoh Peak
       - Burning Hand Couloir
       - Eastern Slide Paths
       - Egypt Lake Couloir
       - North Couloir
       - Pharaoh Trees
       - Shelter Pillow Field
       - Shelter Trees
       - The Nile

  The Sphinx
       - Eastern Avalanche Paths
       - Eastern Trees
       - Giza Couloir
       - Hall Of Records Couloir
       - Summit/South Face
       - The Sphinx Couloir
       - Tree Triangle

  Unnamed 742663

  Unnamed Pharaoh Peak
       - North East Chutes
       - South Bowl
       - Sphinx Lake Slope
       - Sphinx Lake Trees
       - Summit via East Ridge


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