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Coquihalla Mountain  British Columbia   #1131
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Cascade Range / Canadian Cascades / Bedded Range

Height: 2157 m -> 7077 feet
Prominence?: 816 m  
Line Parent?: Tulameen Mountain (15.8 km away, at bearing 195 degrees)
Greater Parent: Snass Mountain (29.0 km away)

Location:   49.52528,-121.06028     49:31:31, -121:03:37   10U 640374 5487659 (10 km S of Falls Lake). (22 km W of Tulameen). NTS Mapsheet: 092.H.11   AreaCode: EM91/FA26
First Ascent: Sunday August 13, 1933 E. G. Lucas, R. G. McEachern, F. R. Healey all of Coalmont, BC)
Coquihalla Mountain - View east over 2 subpeaks and Jim Kelly
A high and lonely, desolate mountain of volcanic rock, highest summit of the Bedded Range. The peak is located south of the Coquihalla River's headwaters and can be viewed to good advantage from Needle Peak. Best access is from the Tulameen area. Some of the ridges on Coquihalla allegedly offer interesting class 3-4 scrambles. The area around Coquihalla is frequented by snowmobilers in the winter months.

The summit itself has 3 peaks lying in an east-west line. The highest is the west peak, at 2157m. The east peak is 2121m. The three peaks can be traversed, with the most difficult being between the center and west peak - a knife edged ridge, exposed class 3 with steep drop on both sides.

Geology: The volcanism which created Coquihalla occurred in the early part of the Tertiary era, during a period when the "line of fire" resulting from subduction was further inland than it is today. Peaks like Garibaldi will probably look something like what Coquihalla does now, in another few million years. Similar old, eroded volcanoes may be found dotted down the east side of the Cascades.

RIDGE NAMES (clockwise)
 - east ridge, ending in the east subpeak
 - the south flank (southeast ridge, not very distinct on map)
 - The southwest ridge, very sharp on map at 6000'
 - the west ridge, bends south, down to the col with Carry E3
 - The north ridge (goes west from peak, then north)

Route Summaries exist for this mountain, but are only available to paid members.

Trip Reports within 1 km
56 2012.07.28 Coquihalla Peak via South Flank Ridge Robin Tivy
40 2006.08.06 Coquihalla Mountain - Traverse over the three peaks Ed A Klassen
61 2005.07.14 Coquihalla Mountain - A North Ridge Ascent Justin Brown


Paper Maps
1:50000Coquihalla Summit John Baldwin Books and Maps

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
17 Coquihalla Mountain Area - Panorama Stephen Skog
15 Coquihalla Mountain - View east over 2 subpeaks and Jim Kelly Justin Brown
12 Coquihalla Mountain - Final Part of West Ridge Justin Brown
10 Mount Jim Kelly and Coquihalla Mountain from the Northwest Martin Ortmayr
10 Summit Camp on Coquihalla Mountain Justin Brown
9 Coquihalla Mountain - North Ridge Justin Brown
8 Coquihalla Mountain - South Slopes Justin Brown
8 Coquihalla Mountain - North Side in Winter Drew Brayshaw
8 Peaks of the Coquihalla - Northeast Aspect Justin Brown
7 Coquihalla Mountain - North Face (Winter) Justin Brown
7 Coquihalla Mountain from Needle Steve Sproule
6 Coquihalla Mountain from Jim Kelly Tim Gage
5 Coquihalla Mountain in Winter Stewart Douglas
4 Coquihalla Mountain - East Ridge Fred Touche
4 Coquihalla Mountain - East Side Fred Touche

Placename Photos
13 Steinbok and Gamuza from Ibex Drew Brayshaw
11 Thar Peak and Coquihalla Mountain Greg Jones
10 Coquihalla Mountain and Mount Jim Kelly at Sundown Drew Brayshaw
7 Jumping Mouse near Coquihalla Mountain Robin Tivy
3 Looking South to the Sub-Summit of Yak Peak Jared Clark