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Jim Kelly Peak (Sonnen Spitze)  British Columbia   #12628
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Cascade Range / Canadian Cascades / Bedded Range

Height: 2107 m -> 6913 feet
Prominence?: 237 m  
Line Parent?: Coquihalla Mountain (1.4 km away, at bearing 259 degrees)
Greater Parent: Coquihalla Mountain (1.4 km away)

Location:   49.52765,-121.04090     49:31:40, -121:02:27   10U 641769 5487959 (10 km S of Falls Lake). (20 km W of Tulameen). (1 km E of Coquihalla Mountain). NTS Mapsheet: 092.H.11   AreaCode: EM91/FA24
First Ascent: 1922 C.E. Cairnes survey party; possibly earlier by prospectors
Jim Kelly on an early winter morning
Located 1 km east of Coquihalla Mountain. Although this was one of the last peaks ascended by C.E. Cairnes during his geologic surveys (see BCM 1998 for Ricker summation of the details) it may have been climbed earlier by prospectors. Jim Kelly's summit was supposedly a popular objective in the boom town years of Coalmont. A large wooden cross on the summit has toppled over. The northwest ridge offers a Class 2 route to the summit. A path along this route has been worn in and has the appearance of a trail.

Name Notes: 2008.10.08: Commonly referred to in the hiking community as Jim Kelly Peak. Named for being at the head of Jim Kelly Creek. Distinguished from another Kelly Peak in Manning Park. A sign on the collapsed wooden cross on the summit refers to this peak as Sonnen Spitze.

Trip Reports within 1 km
56 2012.07.28 Coquihalla Peak via South Flank Ridge Robin Tivy
40 2006.08.06 Coquihalla Mountain - Traverse over the three peaks Ed A Klassen
61 2005.07.14 Coquihalla Mountain - A North Ridge Ascent Justin Brown


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
13 Jim Kelly on an early winter morning Justin Brown
10 Coquihalla Mountain and Mount Jim Kelly at Sundown Drew Brayshaw
9 Ice Rime and Jim Kelly Justin Brown
8 Jim Kelly Peak - Northeast Aspect Justin Brown
6 Jim Kelly Peak - North Aspect Justin Brown
5 Jim Kelly Peak - Southeast Ridge Fred Touche

Placename Photos
6 Coquihalla Mountain from Jim Kelly Tim Gage