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Frosty MountainDesignated  British Columbia   #1307
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Cascade Range / Canadian Cascades

Height: 2426 m -> 7959 feet
Prominence?: 451 m  
Line Parent?: Castle Peak (3.6 km away, at bearing 197 degrees)
Greater Parent: Castle Peak (4.0 km away)

Location:   49.01333,-120.84778     49:00:48, -120:50:52   10U 657372 5431170 (17 km E of Ross Lake). (55 km SW of Princeton). NTS Mapsheet: 092.H.02   AreaCode: EM90/AI14
First Ascent: Friday September 02, 1904 Sledge Tatum, George Loudon Jr. (Boundary survey)
Frosty Mountain - Both Peaks with Larches
Located 4 km south of Lightning Lake. Frosty Mountain is the highest summit in Manning Provincial Park. The peak has two summits: the lower east summit (2410m/7900') and less than 1 km away, a higher west summit (7950' on map). On the 1:50K map, the point labelled "Frosty Mountain" is 7900', but 1 km to the northwest is a higher peak labelled 7950'. For purposes of this encyclopedia, we designate the highest point to be the "true" Mount Frosty, and the east peak to be a sub summit.

From the east summit, a loose and steep climb leads to the higher west summit about 60 minutes further on. The entire mountain consists of vertical, thrust-up metasedimentary rock from the ancient Methow Ocean. The main summit ridge offers a striking view of this region-wide rock formation, juxtaposing perfectly vertical beds with its jagged, kilometer-long ridgeline. The rock produces fine piles of rubble.

The east peak is badly windblown so skiing off the summit ridge is hazardous to skis and skier.

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
8 2016.04.16 April Ski/Walk Ascent Frosty Mountain John Tennant
26 2014.01.01 Frosty Start to 2014 East Summit from Lightning Lake Brett Logan
51 2011.10.08 Hiking the Frosty Mountain Loop for Larches Robin Tivy
44 2009.03.21 Frosty Mountain West Peak - Ski Descent to Flash Lake Paul Kubik
34 2008.05.12 Frosty E1 - Frosty Creek Descent Paul Kubik
55 2008.04.12 Ski Ascent of the "Highest" Frosty Paul Kubik
20 2004.10.02 Frosty Mountain (West Summit) from Frosty Creek Colin Widrig
25 2004.07.04 Frosty Mountain (East Peak) via Trail from End of Lightning Lakes Robin Tivy


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
14 Larches Against Frosty West Ridge Andrew Wong
10 Frosty Mountain - Both Peaks with Larches Andrew Wong
8 Frosty Mountain - West Side in Spring Paul Kubik
8 "In Bloom" Frosty Mountain Trail Justin Brown
7 Frosty Mountain from South Justin Brown
6 West Peak of Frosty Mountain from South Justin Brown
6 Crankin' Turns down Frosty Ridge Justin Brown
5 Frosty Mountain - East and West Summits Justin Brown
4 Frosty Mountain from Frosty E1 Dean Richards
4 West Frosty Mtn Matt Lucas
4 East Summit of Frosty Mtn with Golden Larches Andrew Wong
3 Frosty mtn summit from north ridge Cody Hallett
2 Frosty North Fase in Winter Tyler Linn

Placename Photos
12 Frosty Mountain West Peak to Castle Peak - Panorama Justin Brown
10 Winter Larch - Frosty Mountain Justin Brown
10 Castle Peak and Frosty Area from North Drew Brayshaw