Destroyer Buttress Scramble
Accidentally named Boundary Buttress in the 2000 version of the CAJ describing just this scramble here but before Bow Valley Rock came out.
It could also be called the 10th Buttress counting off from Canmore and surely once every tourist pays the Park fee, this is a good opening welcome to the rest of the park as it is a cool prow of rock docked in a scree basin low down.
Hike or preferably bike east from Banff Golf Course time depending on which, along the Riverside Trail which comes out in Canmore. Destroyer is obvious from the trail. Follow a drainage up, hooking into the east left bowl. Turn the back of the ship and go into a cool forest leading out like a plank toward the Trans-Canada. You may very well see goats up here. Be careful when the trees stop and whispy grass follows out to the terminus.
Return the same way, but drop down the runnable dirt/scree of the Destroyer’s west side and eventually just along the bouldery basin of the west face. What would be the first pitch of this west wall has some awesome bloody red colored compact rock. Long way to go. Looking at 9+hours car to car and some rough bush on the lower parts of the Destroyer basin should be fought hard.