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Mount Colossal  British Columbia   #12656
Ranges: North America Ranges / Columbia Mountains / Selkirk Mountains / Big Bend Ranges / Adamant Range

Height: 2899 m -> 9511 feet
Prominence?: 149 m  
Line Parent?: Unicorn Peak (1.3 km away, at bearing 152 degrees)
Greater Parent: Adamant Mountain (3.0 km away)

Location:   51.75306,-117.93111     51:45:11, -117:55:52   11U 435728 5733983 (52 km SE of Mica Creek). (3 km NW of Adamant Mountain). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.13   AreaCode: FL17/HJ53
First Ascent: 1948 Ben Ferris, Andrew Kauffman, Bill Putnam, HS Pinkham
At the northwest end of the Adamant Group this peak ends the ridge crest. Colossal is a massive granitic peak with four summits, all of which are within a few meters height of each other. Additionally, there are two impressive towers on the (unclimbed in mid-2004) NW ridge. Routes on Colossal range from 4th class ridges and glaciers to very hard climbs such as the SW face route Flight of the Prototype which is one of the technically most difficult alpine free climbs in Canada (10 pitches, IV/V 5.12c/d)

Name Notes: Named by Bill Putnam for his business "Colossal Enterprises."

1. Northeast Ridge (1948.07.12) Ferris, Kauffman, Putnam, Pinkham. Class 4. From the head of the Granite Glacier follow the ridge to the summit, frequently it is an elegant snow arete. Distance: 5 km from Fairy Meadows Equipment: Glacier travel equipment AvgTime: 3 to 5 hours from Fairy Meadows

Trips within 1 km
73 2009.05.02 Peak Bagging in the Adamant Range Sandra McGuinness


Paper Maps
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

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11 Skier Enroute to Friendship Col: Mount Colossal and Enterprise Peak Sandra McGuinness