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Mount Robie Reid  British Columbia   #1190
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges

Height: 2095 m -> 6873 feet
Prominence?: 1253 m above Tingle-Osprey Pass
Line Parent?: Remote Peak (28.5 km away, at bearing 332 degrees)
Greater Parent: Tremor Mountain (76.0 km away)

Location:   49.43167,-122.35583     49:25:54, -122:21:21   10U 546707 5475643 (17 km NW of Davis Lake). (30 km NE of Maple Ridge). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.08   AreaCode: EM92/ED35
First Ascent: 1925 BCMC Party
Mount Robie Reid - Southwest Face
A rugged rock massif in Golden Ears Provincial Park. It's located on the north side of upper Alouette Lake between Stave Lake and Gold Creek. Can be viewed to good effect from parts of the Surrey-Maple Ridge area or from the northern part of Hatzic Prairie. The northeast face of the main peak is nearly 1700 meters or 5000 feet and is far and away the biggest rock wall near Vancouver. The most common access is by boat to the head of Alouette Lake. A trail climbs up to the base of the intricate southeast ridge. Scramble and hike along this ridge to reach the base of the summit pinnacle, which is a Class 4 climb.

Name Notes: Robie L. Reid and his friend Frederick William Howay were the only two to graduate from the provincial examinations for a First Class permanent teaching certificate in 1885. Reid encouraged Howay to study law with him at Dalhousie, from which they graduated in 1890. They started a law firm together in New Westminster in 1893 - Howay & Reid - a partnership which last until 1906 just before Howay's appointment to the bench in New Westminster. Like his friend Howay, Reid is an important historian of early BC. It seems no accident that the peaks named after them are so close together, given their lifelong friendship; however as with the careers, Mount Judge Howay is higher in stature than Mount Robie Reid.

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
55 2015.07.13 Robie Reid via Florence Lake FSR (with route photos) Brett Logan
54 1999.09.01 Robie Reid - Southeast Ridge Route Fred Touche

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Drew Brayshaw

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
20 Mount Robie Reid from Golden Ears Justin Brown
14 Sunrise on Robie Reid Justin Brown
13 Robie Reid Takes a Steambath Justin Brown
10 Robie Reid From South - Winter - From Air Drew Brayshaw
9 Vintage Govt Aerial Looking down Tingle Creek to Stave Lake Mike Cleven
9 Mount Robie Reid - Northwest Side Fred Touche
9 Mount Robie Reid - Southwest Face Fred Touche
9 Robie Reid from Alouette in October Robin Tivy
8 Robie Reid from the Northwest Klaus Haring
7 View Up the Gold Creek Valley Greg Jones
7 Mount Robie Reid - West Side Fred Touche
6 North Face of Robie Reid in Winter - Dark, Wild and Evil-looking. Scott Pick
6 Avalanche On North Face Robie Reid Drew Brayshaw
6 Robie Reid - N face Drew Brayshaw
5 Robie Reid - Standard Route - Gully Climbing Brett Logan
5 Standing on East Summit of Robie Reid Emanuele Porra
3 West Side of Mount Robie Reid Scott Pick
2 Robie Reid From Sumas Mountain Chris Wilford

Placename Photos
9 Robie Reid - South Aspect of West Peak Justin Brown
8 View Up Stave Lake Drew Brayshaw
7 Robie-Reid & Howay Mike Cleven
6 Gold-4 from the South Anthony Mallinson