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Elusive Peak  British Columbia   #4741
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Lillooet Ranges / Brew-Siwhe Group

Height: 2777 m -> 9111 feet
Prominence?: 587 m above Elusive Pass
Line Parent?: Towinock Mountain (17.0 km away, at bearing 45 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Brew (20.0 km away)

Location:   50.43278,-122.12194     50:25:58, -122:07:19   10U 562361 5587119 (14 km E of Duffey Lake). (32 km SW of Lillooet). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.08   AreaCode: FM02/EB32
First Ascent: 1983 Frank Baumann; Ken McKenzie; Rick Price
Elusive Peak East Ridge
Located at the corner of the ridge between the Gott-Cottonwood drainage. The traditional access has been from Blowdown pass. But it is quite easy via the Gott Creek roads. The key pass (Elusive Pass) is not visible from the roads up Gott Creek.

Name Notes: This peak has been referred to as Elusive ever since Fairley's guide in 1986. Even after year 2000, the name remains a pretty good name, since it has eluded many an attempt, especially the long overland route from Blowdown pass.

1. From North via Gott-Russell Col scramble. From the head of the east fork of Gott Creek, briefly cut through open bush then walk up to Elusive Pass (between Russell and Michelle Peaks. The col is not immediately visible from the road but is an easy snow/rock slope. From the col, contour along the south slopes of Michelle above cottonwood, then up to peak. The final peak is an easy scramble across stable fridge sized boulders, with no exposure.

Distance: 8 km Equipment: ice axe not needed AvgTime: 2 days
2. From Blowdown Pass Long, strenuous. From Blowdown pass, traverse along the east side of the ridge system for 8 km. Great meadows all the way. Then up the peak from the southwest ridge. Distance: 9 km ridge traverse AvgTime: 3 days

Trips within 1 km
56 2016.07.19 North Stein Divide Traverse JP Doucet
58 2006.07.10 Grizzlies in Camp: Elusive Peak from Gott Creek East Robin Tivy
42 2005.05.05 Global Warming on Elusive Peak Klaus Haring


Paper Maps
1:50000Stein to Joffre Trail Map Trail Ventures BC

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
19 Elusive Peak Summit Ridge Klaus Haring
15 Elusive Peak East Ridge Klaus Haring
9 Mount Russel from West Klaus Haring
6 Elusive Peak E Ridge JP Doucet
5 Elusive Peak Alexandru Romanciuc
5 Elusive Peak From the South - September Robert Bailey
3 Elusive Peak From the Southwest - September Robert Bailey

Placename Photos
11 Crystal Peak from Haylmore Peak (Lost Valley/Haylmore/Barkley Divide) Simon Chesterton
10 Elusive and Elusive SW3 Simon Chesterton
6 Early Morning Sun In Melvin Creek Valley Brian Buick