Cairn placed in June 2011
A cairn was placed atop this narrow fin of rock but it very well may have been ascended at some time in the past. Dubbed old piton for its black hue and crusty, busted nature that would accept pins over bolts as the rock is hard bullet-proof quartzite-conglomerate rock.
Drive Hwy#22 south from Longview and turn right(west) at a sign for Kananaskis Hwy #532 which is a good gravel road. The road closures may have changed since the floods, inquire to be exact. After maybe 20km, you will see the black rock fin protruding out from the green meadows below as the road makes a significant bend and heads steeeply upward. Park at the bend in a pullout. Walk into the meadow and try to locate cairns to make your way to the rock in the fastest way possible, which should come upon it on its most eastern snout. From here go up left and around up dirty slopes, or go below the NE face on grassy, rocky ground until you get to a scree slope. Either way, make your way to the top part of the fin, and carefully walk out along the narrow ridge of the crag eastward to the end point and summit cairn. Beware it is very dangerously slippery with any amount of precipitation sitting on the rock, not recommended to bother. Roughly a 45 minute hike from car to summit of fin.
Some interestingly short cracks on the SW face but any future obscure adventurists could force a roped route up from the east snout or up one of the grim looking cracks of the SE wall. Maybe it would be cool under snowy conditions?! The NE face is roughly 30-75m high. There are two rock ridges located next door you pass by when you are hiking from the dark north face to the snout, that may make interesting rambling gear outings for something to do? Buen viaje!