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Chimney Peak  Alberta/British Columbia   #1564
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Bow Range

Height: 3001 m -> 9846 feet
Prominence?: 131 m  
Line Parent?: Quadra S2 (0.9 km away, at bearing 343 degrees)
Greater Parent: Quadra S2 (1.0 km away)

Location:   51.26431,-116.15514     51:15:52, -116:09:18   11U 558946 5679557 (16 km SE of Lake O'Hara). (18 km S of Lake Louise). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.08   AreaCode: FL16/CB65
First Ascent: 1910 E.O. Wheeler, T.G. Longstaff
Chimney Peak
Located south of Quadra Mountain and northwest of Mount Whymper. Although the standard Chimney Peak is currently recognized for only the main bulk of the mountain at 591793, other opinions suggest that the mountain includes the blocky summit just SSE at 593777 as part of the mountain, its southeast extension. The reason is as follows: The large space separating the 2 summits is not a col, but rather a large chimney (wide crack) in the mountain separating it from the other summit. This chimney could be used during the climb, to gain either summit, and some believe this is why the term Chimney was used. The rock thrust that comprises both peaks is exactly the same, and the area separating the two peaks is part of the same thrust and forms a cliff as well.

Trips within 1 km


Paper Maps
1:50000Lake Louise & Yoho Gem Trek
1:100000Kootenay National Park Gem Trek
1:100000Banff & Mount Assiniboine Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
6 Chimney Peak Amy Presse

Placename Photos
12 Chimney Peak and Quadra S2 above the Boom Glacier Eric Coulthard
3 Mount Quadra and Chimney Peak Kevin Altheim