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Rugged Mountain  British Columbia   #1430
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Insular Mountains / Vancouver Island Ranges / Haihte Range

Height: 1861 m -> 6106 feet
Prominence?: 1571 m above Nimpkish Pass
Line Parent?: Victoria Peak (41.3 km away, at bearing 85 degrees)
Greater Parent: Victoria Peak (41.0 km away)

Location:   50.02528,-126.67778     50:01:31, -126:40:40   9U 666332 5544025 (12 km N of Tahsis). NTS Mapsheet: 092.L.02   AreaCode: FM06/AG27
First Ascent: Monday September 00, 1959 George Lepore, Chuck Smitson
Northwest Face of Rugged Mountain in Winter
This peak is #82 in Prominence List for British Columbia .The peak is located on northern Vancouver Island, just 3 km west of the divide between Woss Lake and the Tahsis River. The peak offers enjoyable, challenging mountaineering and rock climbing (up to ~20 pitch routes). It is the highest peak north of the Nimpkish-Gold river divide. Early access was by boating to the south end of Woss Lake, and the horseshoe of mountains around the south end of the lake is now Woss Lake Provincial Park. (no facilities) In 1986 logging roads were built up to near the bottom of the west face from the Nomash River valley, and this spur road, though heavily eroded and overgrown, remains the preferred access for most of the Haihte Range including Rugged Mountain. Much of the problematic alder growth on the old roadbed of the N20 access spur has recently (summer 2013) been cut back, so that this logging road access has largely been restored. The second-next valley to the NW (Rugged Creek) has recently been logged, and this relatively new spur road has been used as access to Ya'ai Pk.

Name Notes: Rugged Mt is a descriptive name for a jagged looking peak that is particularly prominent (on clear days) for mariners on Tahsis inlet as well as those at sea off Zeballos.

Trip Reports within 1 km
37 2010.07.24 South Face - Rugged Mountain Henrik Hinkkala
59 2009.08.15 Rugged day, Rugged Mountain Len Zedel
39 2009.08.02 North West Ridge (With Variation) - Rugged Mountain Henrik Hinkkala
16 2007.07.15 Nomash Main Approach Route Fraser Harris
52 1987.08.04 West of Woss and East of Eden: Rugged Mountain Len Zedel

2004.03.07 Compete prominence proof Robin Tivy
2004.03.07 Three possible passes Drew Brayshaw

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
14 Northwest Face of Rugged Mountain in Winter Sandy Briggs
9 Haihte Range and Woss Lake David Campbell
8 Rugged from Mount Cain Justin Lynch
8 Hiking up to Nathan Creek Col and Rugged Mtn Sasha Kubicek
8 Upper Rugged Glacier Camp Sasha Kubicek
7 Rugged MacPac John Robertson
6 Rugged Mountain Massif from the Southeast (Telephoto) Dean Richards
5 Rugged Mountain SW Face Sandy Briggs
4 Len Zedel Hiking up Nathan Creek Col John Robertson
3 Camp on the Rugged Glacier John Robertson

Placename Photos
10 Len Taking the Mount McKelvie Photo John Robertson
9 Vegetated Ledges on descent of Rugged Mountain summit Sasha Kubicek
8 Alava/Bate Area from Conuma Peak Sasha Kubicek
7 Viking Dome, Sphinx, and Rugged Mountain Sandy Briggs
7 Sasha on Pitch One of Rugged Mountain's Summit Tower Sasha Kubicek
6 Summit of Rugged Mountain Sasha Kubicek
6 Lama de Lepore from Rugged Mountain summit ridge Sasha Kubicek
5 View of Nomash Slabs Len Zedel