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Mount PenroseDesignated  British Columbia   #1005
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Chilcotin Ranges / Dickson Range

Height: 2634 m -> 8642 feet
Prominence?: 392 m  
Line Parent?: Dickson Peak (3.3 km away, at bearing 323 degrees)
Greater Parent: Dickson Peak (3.3 km away)

Location:   50.87028,-122.96028     50:52:13, -122:57:37   10U 502795 5635400 (51 km W of Seton Portage). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.15   AreaCode: FM02/IJ76
First Ascent:  US Sen. Boles Penrose and W.G. C. (Bill) Manson; possibly earlier by Chief Hunter Jack
Mount Penrose From the Northeast
A rocky peak which forms the southeastern end of the Dickson Range west of Gold Bridge and north of Downton Lake. There is a small hanging glacier below the summit on the northeast side.

There is a noticeable secondary summit of Penrose 2558m at the end of the ridge (50:52:37-122:48:08) which forms a cockscomb in a northwesterly direction from the peak, heading towards Dickson; there are other minor summits along this ridge, which gives Penrose a distinctive look from the direction of the Gold Bridge-Bralorne Road.

Name Notes: Named after US Sen. Boles Penrose who was guided into this area in the 1920's by Bill Manson. He was a large man (overweight) and they had to shop all over the place to get a horse big enough to fit him and his custom saddle (Mike Kennedy). The horse was so large no other saddle would fit him. The horse was called "senator", and he was retired to the pasture because no standard saddle would fit him.

Trip Reports within 1 km

2010.09.10 Local says there is a direct trail to Penrose Gili Rosenberg
2007.06.10 I climbed Mount Penrose, there is a trail Cris Martin
2004.03.19 First recorded ascent and naming of Mt. Penrose Mike Cleven

Paper Maps
1:62500Southern Chilcotin Mountains Trail Map - 3rd Edition Trail Ventures BC

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
12 Mount Penrose From the Northeast Steve Sproule
9 Mount Penrose from NW Klaus Haring
6 Mount Penrose from Northeast in Summer Steve Sproule

Placename Photos
8 Pearson Ridge looking SW to Mount Sloan Cliff Jennings
6 Castle Peak Panorama Klaus Haring
4 Aerial View of Gun Lakes, Mounts Dickson & Penrose Mike Cleven
4 Mt. Dickson and the Eldorados Panorama Mike Cleven
4 View West From Truax (Labelled) Drew Brayshaw
4 Large Walls in the Dickson Range Jordan Peters
2 Eastern Dickson Range from Sloan (labelled) Drew Brayshaw