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Mount Clarke  British Columbia   #1164
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Chehalis Group / Clarke Group

Height: 2159 m -> 7083 feet
Prominence?: 689 m above Nursery Pass
Line Parent?: Grainger Peak (5.9 km away, at bearing 22 degrees)
Greater Parent: Grainger Peak (6.0 km away)

Location:   49.53305,-122.10278     49:31:59, -122:06:10   10U 564922 5487102 (34 km N of Errock). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.09   AreaCode: EM92/FB30
First Ascent: 1949 Ian Kay, A. Melville, F. Miles, Howard Rode
Mount Clarke - South Side
An impressive massif located on the east side of Winslow Creek and northwest of Statlu Lake. The northwest ridge of Mount Clarke massif contains the sub-peaks "Viennese" and "Recourse", which are considered separate peaks. The standard access is via logging roads that runs along the Chehalis River. From the road, a trail runs past Statlu Lake and continues to the basin that contains Upper Statlu Lake. From here, several Class 5 routes lead to the summit. The standard route goes up the east side of the headwall and then contours west to a col on the southwest ridge. Cross the col and parallel the southeast ridge, eventually gaining the ridge crest at about 1900 m. Follow the southeast ridge to the summit. The crux is a horizontal crack just below the summit (Class 4).

Name Notes: "In the cabin at Stump Lake a plaque records that Cliff and Betty Clarke, with their daughters aged 10 & 13, in July 1940 made a crossing from Harrison Lake, 20 mile point, via Statla (sic) Lake to Stump Lake, ascending to 5,000 feet during the process. We do not know the Clarke's but their feat deserves recognition, and we would like to suggest the name Mount Clarke for this peak." (October 1949 letter from chairman, Vancouver section Alpine Club of Canada, file F.1.39). Named after logger Cliff Clarke, who hiked through from Harrison Lake to Stave Lake.

Trip Reports within 1 km
71 2006.08.28 Chehalis Self-Propelled Jason Addy
48 2004.08.01 Viennese - Clarke Traverse Janez Ales
47 2003.08.04 Chehalis Redemption: Traverse over Viennese and Clarke Chris Gooliaff
22 1995.09.01 Mt. Clarke, Chehalis Range - North Ridge ascent in 1995 Drew Brayshaw
10 null Recourse - East Ridge (tourist route) Route Erik Frebold
12 null Clarke - Southeast Ridge - Tourist Route Route Erik Frebold


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
18 East Ridge of Clarke Jason Addy
9 Mt Clarke - Upper North Ridge Jeff Volp
8 Big Walls of the Clarke/Viennese Group Scott Pick
7 Mount Clarke From Grainger Peak Steven Harng
5 Mount Clarke - Upper Southeast Ridge Fred Touche
5 Mount Clarke - South Side Fred Touche
5 Alpine Bliss on Mt Clarke's East Ridge Jeff Volp
4 Mount Clarke - Southwest Side Fred Touche
4 Mount Clarke Summit Fred Touche
4 Mount Clarke - West Summit Fred Touche
4 North Ridge Of Clarke - I Drew Brayshaw
3 North Ridge of Clarke - II Drew Brayshaw

Placename Photos
13 Mount Bardean and Ratney Summits with Alpine Flowers Janez Ales
10 Mount Clarke, East Ridge Window Janez Ales
10 Viennese - Clarke Traverse - from Mount Clarke Jeff Volp
9 Clarke - Ratney Connecting Ridge Fred Touche
8 Labeled Panorama Southeast from Whirlwind Peak Lucas Earl
7 Nursery Pass Camp Jason Addy
5 Chehalis Bivi Jeff Volp
3 Huge Walls in the Chehalis Range Scott Pick
3 Chehalis & Judge Hazy Panorama Drew Brayshaw
2 North Face of Mount Clarke Scott Pick