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Grays Peak  British Columbia   #2727
Ranges: North America Ranges / Columbia Mountains / Selkirk Mountains / Slocan Ranges / Kokanee Range

Height: 2753 m -> 9032 feet
Prominence?: 223 m  
Line Parent?: Cond Peak (2.5 km away, at bearing 330 degrees)
Greater Parent: Cond Peak (2.0 km away)

Location:   49.72667,-117.12444     49:43:36, -117:07:28   11U 491031 5508248 (14 km N of Harrop). NTS Mapsheet: 082.F.11   AreaCode: EL97/HB22
Grays Peak
Grays Peak is at the east end of the Kokanee massif, and was made famous by its prominant display on the Kokanee beer label.

1. West slopes, north ridge (Unknown) Unknown. Class 3, steep snow. This route is best done in spring when the entire climb is on snow, providing good step kicking on the way up and fast glissading on return. Follow the Kokanee Lake trail for one switchback. Instead of turning back to the north at the second switchback follow an old mining road to the south. After one switchback a creek crosses under the mining road. Go straight up on the south side of creek. It may be best to cross to the north side of the creek higher up in order to find continuous snow slopes to climb. There are rocky bluffs to work through so it is best not to be too far south. The alpine is reached in about 2 hours. Continue climbing a snow gulley to the col between Kokanee and Grays Peaks at 908089 (82 F/11). From this col, turn south and skirt a couple of subpeaks on snow to reach the final north ridge of Grays Peak. The last 5 metres is on steep snow (45 degrees). About 4 hours to the summit. Distance: 8km round trip and 1180m elevation gain Equipment: Ice axe AvgTime: 1 day

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Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
9 Grays Peak - East Aspect Dean Richards
9 Grays Peak Sandra McGuinness

Placename Photos
8 Kokanee Range from the Northwest Doug Brown
5 Southern Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park Mountains Matt Lucas