Mountain Page   Home     Help   Index     Login
The Camel  British Columbia   #17686
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Howe Sound Group

Height: 1475 m -> 4839 feet
Prominence?: 25 m  
Line Parent?: Crown Mountain (0.1 km away, at bearing 243 degrees)
Greater Parent: Crown Mountain (0.1 km away)

Location:   49.41029,-123.09090     49:24:37, -123:05:27   10U 493406 5473071 (16 km W of Head of Indian Arm). (10 km N of North Vancouver). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.06   AreaCode: EM93/EA19
First Ascent: Wednesday October 07, 1908 H. Hewton
The Camel
A steep, double rock block on the north side of the highest summit of Crown Mountain. From the east or west, this peak looks like a single-hump camel, with the "head" pointing south. The "hump" is usually accessed from the west by scrambling up to a col just north of the summit. An exposed Class 4 scramble along the short north ridge will bring you to the top of the "hump". The "head" is normally climbed by traversing the Class 5 gap between the "head' and the "hump", which is usually done with a rope.

Trips within 1 km
14 2018.07.28 Spindle Peak via South Ridge + Spindle Couloir (summer) Serguei Okountsev
23 2018.02.12 Spindle Peak via Spindle Couloir, in winter Serguei Okountsev
44 2017.01.12 Winter climb of Forks Peak from Hanes Valley Serguei Okountsev
34 2014.03.23 Godmother Peak (Crown N1) - South Ridge Serguei Okountsev
28 2014.03.01 Crown Couloir in winter Serguei Okountsev
25 2008.04.20 Skiing Hanes Valley behind Grouse Mountain Route Blair Mitten
30 2007.09.15 Widowmaker Jesse Mason
33 2006.10.22 Crown Mountain - Crater Slabs Route Jesse Mason
35 2003.07.11 A Hypothetical Circuit of Grouse Mountain Route Blair Mitten
38 2002.08.09 Crown Mountain, Widowmaker Arete Andrew Rennie
25 2000.10.01 Crown mountain (via Dam Mountain / Beck trail, and rescue Richard Howard
24 1998.10.20 Camel Direct from Hanes Creek David Campbell
14 null Crown & The Camel - Various Routes Route Drew Brayshaw


Paper Maps
1:20000North Shore Trail Map - Updated 2nd Edition Trail Ventures BC

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
12 The Camel - First Ascent Oct 4, 1908 David Grantham
10 The Camel Serguei Okountsev
6 The Camel from Forks Peak Serguei Okountsev
5 The Camel Head-On Fred Touche
5 The Camel - West View Fred Touche
5 The Camel Craig Williams
4 The Camel in winter Serguei Okountsev
4 The Camel Serguei Okountsev
4 The Camel Richard Howard
3 Bottom of Widowmaker Arete on The Camel Fred Touche
3 Last pitch of Widowmaker Arete, The Camel Drew Brayshaw
3 "5.9 fingercrack" on the Camel Drew Brayshaw

Placename Photos
6 Spindle Peak, Spindle Couloir and Crown Group Serguei Okountsev
6 Crown Mountain and The Camel in Winter Fred Touche
6 Crown Mountain and the Camel Mike Norrie
5 Splindle Peak - Northeast Face Fred Touche