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Blanshard Peak (Blanshard Needle)  British Columbia   #1184
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges

Height: 1550 m -> 5085 feet
Prominence?: 170 m  
Line Parent?: Edge Peak (1.5 km away, at bearing 6 degrees)
Greater Parent: Edge Peak (1.0 km away)

Location:   49.34333,-122.50000     49:20:36, -122:30:00   10U 536319 5465744 (17 km SE of Wigeon Lake). (16 km NE of Maple Ridge). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.08   AreaCode: EM92/DF40
First Ascent: 1918 P. James, D. Munday, M. Worsley
Blanshard Needle from Edge
A dramatic rock pinnacle in Golden Ears Provincial Park, on the south side of the Golden Ears massif. It's located at the very head of Evans Creek. It can be seen from downtown Vancouver on a clear day. Approach via the Alouette Mountain trail. Hike to the summit of Alouette Mountain, and then downclimb west to reach the south col of Blanshard Peak. Scramble up the steep, rocky south ridge to gain the summit (Class 4).

Name Notes: The Halqemeylem name for Mt. Blanshard is Xi:tselexw. People used to predict the salmon run and weather from the colour of the mountaintop. (Sto:lo Atlas)

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
34 2014.08.17 Blanshard Needle by Bike - 2014 Notes Brett Logan
25 2014.08 Blanshard Needle, Wedge, and a week (Story) Brett Logan
32 2014.03.31 Evans Peak Trail & Alouette Mtn - Routes Brett Logan
48 2013.10.27 Alouette Mountain via the Standard Trail Robin Tivy
24 2012.09.12 Alouette Mountain Hike Harold Wiebe
26 2005.08.05 Blanshard Needle - West Face Ascent Justin Brown
37 2004.08.16 Edge to Blanshard Traverse, down Evans Creek Jesse Mason
18 2004.05.01 Blanshards Needle Kyle Skidmore
52 2002.10.13 Blanshard Needle by Bike Tom Tiedje
29 2002.01.13 Edge Peak South Ridge (almost) Drew Brayshaw
8 null Blanshard - South Ridge Route Drew Brayshaw


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
13 Blanshard South Face Gerry Kollmuss
11 Shadow of the Blanshard Needle Justin Brown
10 Blanshard, the Ears, and a Smidgen of Edge Drew Brayshaw
9 Blanshard Peak from Alouette (October) Robin Tivy
9 Blanshard and Edge from Alouette Justin Brown
9 Blanshard Needle NW Aspect (from Golden Ears in Summer) Justin Brown
8 Blanshard Needle from Edge Drew Brayshaw
7 Blanshard Needle Emanuele Porra
6 Blanshard Needle from Alouette Paul Kubik
5 Blanshard Peak - Southeast Side Fred Touche
4 Ice Tunnel - Fly Gully Justin Brown
3 Blanshard Peak - North Ridge Fred Touche

Placename Photos
7 Evans Peak, Alouette Mountain and Blanshard Peak - North Aspect Justin Brown
6 Edge Peak from the Northwest Anthony Mallinson