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Lady Peak  British Columbia   #1230
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Cascade Range / Canadian Cascades / Skagit Range / Cheam Range

Height: 2178 m -> 7146 feet
Prominence?: 328 m  
Line Parent?: Knight Peak (2.2 km away, at bearing 110 degrees)
Greater Parent: Welch Peak (5.0 km away)

Location:   49.17528,-121.66583     49:10:31, -121:39:57   10U 597240 5447798 (10 km SE of Agassiz). NTS Mapsheet: 092.H.04   AreaCode: EM91/BG76
First Ascent: 1889 E. Knight; J. Smith; I. Henderson
Lady Peak North Face and Couloir
Lady Peak is located in the northern Cheam Range, just southeast of Cheam Peak. It has a huge north face composed of unpleasant rock which is understandably unclimbed. The standard route up the northwest slope is a popular scramble-hike. From the Chilliwack area, according to Sto:Lo Nation culture, Lady Peak looks like the head of a dog. This dog is the companion of the Old Woman, Cheam.

1. NW flank hiking with a bit of scrambling. From the Cheam-Lady saddle off the Cheam trail, a climber's track, initially indistinct, contours east at 1750 m to the steep meadows on the west side of Lady Peak. Alternatively, before snow chutes melt out climb directly from Cheam trail lower down. Take ice axe for protection and glissading. The track bypasses a steep rock outcrop on the south and veers back north above it. Hike up steep but easy heather and shale to gain the N ridge crest near a photogenic triangular gendarme. Scramble easily along the summit ridge to the highest point, which requires a boulder move to attain (easiest on south side). This route can be easily combined with the standard route on Cheam in a day. Equipment: Ice axe. AvgTime: One hour up from Cheam-Lady saddle.
2. SE ridge Class 3-5. Most commonly climbed when traversing the Cheam Range. Reported difficulty varies widely and may relate to pack size. Climb SE ridge from col with pt. 6800 (point where ridge from Laughington intersects main Cheam Ridge divide). The Beckey guide description is more than a bit confused on this route, and Fairley ignores it entirely.
3. NE Couloir (Dec. 1985) P. Cooper, W. Noble, K. Sellars. IV, WI3/4. This is a 1000m high, narrow couloir highly visible from Jones Lake. Mainly snow, with a crux ice section low down which repelled a couple of attempts from earlier parties, and a thin/mixed finish near the summit ridge. "Once a highly sought after first ascent", but possibly unrepeated...

Trips within 1 km
33 2016.07.30 Cheam NE Ridge Nicholas Gobin
25 2004.11.12 Lady Peak in November Colin Widrig
15 2001.07.11 Lady Peak Ascent (with Dog) Matt Priest
46 2000.01.01 Cheam Range Traverse Route Route Drew Brayshaw
11 null Lady - Northwest Side - Standard Route Route Drew Brayshaw

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Drew Brayshaw

Paper Maps
1:40000Chilliwack East Recreational Map - GPS Based Trail Ventures BC

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
12 Downclimbing Lady Peak Pat Graham
10 Golden Lady - Lady Peak in the Sun Steve Sproule
8 Lady Peak Upper Snowfield Robert Wilson
8 Lady Peak and Cheam Range Steve Sproule
7 Gendarmes on Lady SE Ridge Nicholas Gobin
5 Lady Peak from West Ridge of Cheam Drew Brayshaw
5 Lady Peak from South Robert Wilson
4 Lady Peak - Summit Block from North Fred Touche
4 Lady and Casey from Cheam Richard Day
3 Lady Peak - Summit Block from South Fred Touche
3 Lady Peak From Cheam Shelley Wales
3 Lady Peak North Face and Couloir Chris Kelly
3 Huge Gendarme on Lady Drew Brayshaw
2 Climbing Lady Peak Drew Brayshaw
2 Lady Peak Matt Lucas
1 Summer Skiing on Lady Peak Matt Lucas

Placename Photos
10 Cheam Range - Northeast Panorama Fred Touche
6 Mount Archibald from the Summit of Lady Peak Michael Coyle
6 Cross-Border Peak Shopping Steve Sproule
6 Aerial Panorama of the Four Sisters (Cheam Range) Mike Cleven
6 Baby Munday Peak Paul Baker
5 Cheam Range from Jones Lake Steve Sproule
5 A Winter's Tale from Jones (Wahleach) Lake, 1960s Mike Cleven
3 Slesse to McGuire from Lady Steve Sproule
3 Forest Fire at Jones (Wahleach) Lake, c.1968 Mike Cleven
3 Cheam Range Matt Lucas
3 Cheam Range - Western Portion Fred Touche
3 Cheam Range panorama from Rexford Drew Brayshaw
3 Lady and Cheam from Jones Lake Drew Brayshaw
2 Beach at Jones (Wahleach) Lake, Summer 1962 Mike Cleven
2 View south from Lady Peak Marek Labecki