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Mount Judge Howay  British Columbia   #1191
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges

Height: 2262 m -> 7421 feet
Prominence?: 1632 m above Tingle-Stave Pass
Line Parent?: Nebula Peak (33.5 km away, at bearing 322 degrees)
Greater Parent: Wedge Mountain (77.0 km away)

Location:   49.50722,-122.32167     49:30:26, -122:19:18   10U 549109 5484065 (24 km N of Davis Lake). (38 km NW of Errock). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.09   AreaCode: EM92/FD02
First Ascent: 1921 Tom Fyles; E. Fuller; H. O'Conner
Judge Howay from the Air
This peak is #71 in Prominence List for British Columbia .Located about 10 km north of the head of Stave Lake, and just west of the Stave River. The distinctive dark twin summits are visible to the east from just about any of the local north shore peaks around Vancouver, including The Lions, Hollyburn, Coquitlam Mountain, Golden Ears, and Robie Reid. The approach is a multi-modal approach requiring a canoe to get up the lake, then some form of transport to get up the road, then a challenging ford of the Stave River, and then the glorious vertical bush of the lower climb. All in all, a climb of over 2000 meters starting from only about 100 m above sea level. The bush is filled with cliff bands and rock outcroppings, and tales of disaster and failure are easy to obtain.

Name Notes: Judge Frederick William Howay was one of the pre-eminent historians of British Columbia, and his personal collection of maps and documents is an important part of the holdings of the University of British Columbia. His historical writings are major sources for BC history. Born in Ontario in 1867, his family moved to BC in 1870; in 1885 he and his friend Robie L. Reid would be the only two to graduate from the new provincial examination for a permanent First Class teaching certificate. He and Reid studied law together at Dalhousie, graduating in 1890; both returned to establish their own law firm in New Westminster in 1893. In 1907 Howay was appointed Judge of the County Court of New Westminster, a post he held until 1937. He died in 1943.

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
49 2003.08.31 Judge Howay - Request for Leave To Appeal Paul Kubik
50 2000.08.06 Taming the Judge - Mount Judge Howay Attempt Two Fred Touche
35 2000.06.05 Judge Howay - Hanging Valley Route Route Fred Touche
87 1999.08.15 Sentenced by the Judge - Mount Judge Howay Attempt Fred Touche
42 1993.09.01 Judge Howay - In the Footsteps of Tom Fyles Robin Tivy
52 1992.08.01 Judge Howay - First Attempt Robin Tivy
32 1989.03.17 Judge Howay - First Winter Ascent Reinhard Fabische


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
19 Judge Howay from the Air Paul Kubik
17 Mountains and Ice: The Wonderful McBride Traverse Sandra McGuinness
13 Mount Judge Howay Brian Wawro
12 Judge Howay - Sunset from Far East Justin Brown
12 Oh God Not Another Judge Howay Photo! Drew Brayshaw
10 Mount Judge Howay - Southwest Aspect Justin Brown
10 Judge Howay Upper North Face from North Drew Brayshaw
10 Judge Howay - Full Frontal Drew Brayshaw
10 North and Northwest Face of Mount Judge Howay Frank W. Baumann
9 Mount Judge Howay - Upper East Side Fred Touche
8 Closeup of Summit Pyramid of Mount Judge Howay in Winter Scott Pick
8 Judge Howay Massif - West Face Fred Touche
7 Judge Howay - upper section from NE Drew Brayshaw
7 Panorama of Mount Judge Howay Area in Winter Scott Pick
7 North Face of Mount Judge Howay Drew Brayshaw
7 The Judge Area from South Drew Brayshaw
7 Judge Howay - upper portion of standard route in winter Drew Brayshaw
6 Mount Judge Howay from the Southwest Anthony Mallinson
6 Tom Zarzecki Looking for the Judge Howay Hanging Valley Robin Tivy
6 North Face of Mount Judge Howay Scott Pick
5 Judge Howay - Hanging Valley Overview Photos Drew Brayshaw
4 Judge Howay SE side Drew Brayshaw
4 Mount Judge Howay from the Air Scott Pick
4 Mount Judge Howay in winter Frank W. Baumann
4 Judge Howay unveiling from Robie Reid Brett Logan
3 Looking straight down the North Face of Mount Judge Howay Scott Pick
3 "Regular" Route on Mount Judge Howay Scott Pick
3 Judge Howay Ice (winter conditions) Drew Brayshaw
3 Mount Judge Howay East Face in Winter: Avalanche Crown Visible below the Summit. Frank W. Baumann
3 Judge Howay Pat Graham
2 Judge Howay from Northwest Corey Aurala

Placename Photos
17 Welch and Foley Greg Jones
13 Mount Ratney - East Ridge Jennifer Nageli
11 Yet Another Judge Howay Photo - from Air, from the West Mike Guite
8 Mount Martyn - Southwest Side Fred Touche
8 View Up Stave Lake Drew Brayshaw
7 View Up the Gold Creek Valley Greg Jones
7 Robie-Reid & Howay Mike Cleven
6 Gold-4 from the South Anthony Mallinson
5 The Ratney Group from the East Simon Chesterton
5 Cypress Point (Stave Lake) Greg Jones
4 Upper Gold Creek Fred Touche
3 Chehalis & Judge Hazy Panorama Drew Brayshaw