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Saxifrage Mountain  British Columbia   #1043
Ranges: Place Glacier Group

Height: 2501 m -> 8205 feet
Prominence?: 356 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Olds (3.6 km away, at bearing 352 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Oleg (3.9 km away)

Location:   50.37667,-122.60694     50:22:36, -122:36:25   10U 527949 5580585 (21 km W of Duffey Lake). (15 km NE of Pemberton). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.07   AreaCode: FM02/DG70
First Ascent: 1970 B. Erikson; N.Kerby; M. Jordan; P. Jordan
Saxifrage Mountain
Saxifrage Mountain is located at the head of Spetch Creek, south of the Place Glacier. The summit is a hike via the southwest ridge.

1. Access via Spetch Creek Trail Runs up along the west side of the south branch of Spetch Creek, to pass with Peq Creek. A large alpine lake is at the terminus of the trail ("Valentine Lake").
Approach from North Joffre Creek 2015: Best approach is now to follow P Main, then p1 spur to the south end of the swamp. Ski up the swamp, then west to a lake at 5100' and open terrain beyond.
3. South Ridge Class 3. From the Spetch Creek approach and subsequently the basin containing "Valentine Lake", gain the Cassiope/Saxifrage col. Class (2)3 from there.
4. South-west Ridge NTD. Can be ascended on skis.

Trips within 1 km
36 2018.02.10 Long Weekend on the North Joffre Horseshoe Traverse Manouane Deschenes
34 2008.04.16 North Joffre Creek Horseshoe Scott Nelson
43 2007.09.09 Saxifrage Mountain - South East Ridge Tim Gage
58 2004.07.17 Summit Fever: Cassiope and Saxifrage via Spetch Creek Robin Tivy
22 1999.04.16 Place Glacier Horseshoe (short variation) Laurent Mingo


Paper Maps
1:50000Stein to Joffre Trail Map Trail Ventures BC
1:50000Duffey Lake John Baldwin Books and Maps

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
14 Saxifrage Mountain Dan Carey
9 Saxifrage Mountain from Cayoosh Mountain Don Funk
6 Saxifrage N Face jamie May
6 Ascending Saxifrage's North Glacier-Saxifrage Northwest Face Sam Mckoy
5 North and Northwest Face of Saxifrage Sam Mckoy
4 Saxifrage from the West Mike Peel

Placename Photos
10 Rohr W2 Simon Chesterton
9 Southeastern View From Fowl Peak Simon Chesterton
4 Cayoosh from Vantage Ridge jamie May