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Apple Peak (Peak 7539. Apple River Spires)  British Columbia   #5467
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges

Height: 2297 m -> 7536 feet
Prominence?: 247 m  
Line Parent?: Shaker Peak (8.2 km away, at bearing 66 degrees)
Greater Parent: Shaker Peak (8.0 km away)

Location:   50.83000,-125.19945     50:49:48, -125:11:58   10U 345110 5633226 (73 km NE of Sayward). NTS Mapsheet: 092.K.14   AreaCode: FM05/IB39
First Ascent: Saturday August 00, 1976 John Clarke
A pair of spectacular pointed rock spires located in the headwaters of the Apple River south of the Whitemantle Range. The southern flanks of the group plunge 1540m to a small lake, in only 1.5km. There is a nice photo of it in John Baldwin's Mountains of the Coast book. Usually climbed by ski parties heading south from the Whitemantle, the south slopes are apparently a scramble while the north arete looks like it will provide a classic near-vertical rock pillar for a couple of pitches. Possibly one of the most beautiful mountains in British Columbia.

The western summit is steep, but composed of "solid knobby granite", which allowed John Clarke to climb the summit during one of his typical remarkable solo exploratory traverses. There is a fine photo in CAJ'77, p8.

For history see CAJ'77 p4, map p6.

Trip Reports within 1 km

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Mike Cleven
2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Mike Cleven

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7 Apple Peak from the Air Scott Pick