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Crown Mountain  British Columbia   #567
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Howe Sound Group

Height: 1504 m -> 4934 feet
Prominence?: 519 m above Lynn-Capilano Pass
Line Parent?: Cathedral Mountain (8.7 km away, at bearing 44 degrees)
Greater Parent: Cathedral Mountain (8.7 km away)

Location:   49.40995,-123.09193     49:24:36, -123:05:31   10U 493332 5473034 (16 km W of Head of Indian Arm). (10 km N of North Vancouver). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.06   AreaCode: EM93/EA09
Crown Mountain from Northeast
Viewed from downtown Vancouver, Crown Mountain looks like a mostly forested peak capped with a rock crown. The true nature of the peak reveals itself from the north, a rarely seen vantage point. The north slopes are made up of long, steep rock faces. A trail from the top of the Grouse Mountain gondola leads to the summit of Crown Mountain via Crown Pass. The lower, western summit, bulky and pyramidal from most of Vancouver, is informally known as "The Sleeping Beauty". The main summit forms "The Pyramid" with the Camel gendarme immediately east and separated by a short steep notch.


1. SE side from Crown pass (1895) G. Edward, Knox, Musket, R. Parkinson. Scramble. From the parking lot for the Grouse Mountain chairlift, hike up any one of the well used trails to the top of Grouse mountain. Then head north on well marked trail past Dam Mountain, and Little Goat mountain. Eventually you come to a steep drop between little Goat and Goat, which goes down to Crown Pass. (The pass which divides Crown Creek from Hanes Creek). This trail is down a staircase of steep rocks and roots, with an occasional old rope; it requires ice axe when snow is on the ground. Once at the bottom, head up steep slopes to the left (west) and follow route toward summit. The trail skirts the cliffs of Crown's east face on the western side, crossing some mildly exposed slabs along the way. The final section is an easy scramble up to the peak. Elevation Gain including return: 599m from Gondola, 1439m from bottom. Equipment: Boots

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
24 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

Comments
2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Drew Brayshaw

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

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
14 Crown Mountain Jennifer Nageli
10 Crown Mountain Simon Chesterton
9 Widowmaker Approach on Crown Mountain Jesse Mason
7 A Glimpse of Crown Mountain Klaus Haring
6 Crown Mountain Summit Block - East Side Fred Touche
6 Crown Mountain and The Camel in Winter Fred Touche
6 Crown Mountain and the Camel Mike Norrie
5 Crown Mountain from Northeast Serguei Okountsev
4 Crown Mountain in winter Serguei Okountsev

Placename Photos
15 The Lions from Magnesia Meadows Simon Chesterton
12 The Camel - First Ascent Oct 4, 1908 David Grantham
10 The Camel Serguei Okountsev
8 Labeled Panorama South from Overlord Mountain Lucas Earl
6 Spindle Peak, Spindle Couloir and Crown Group Serguei Okountsev
6 Mount Hanover and Mount Brunswick from Deeks Peak Anthony Mallinson
5 Splindle Peak - Northeast Face Fred Touche
5 The Camel Craig Williams
4 The Camel Richard Howard
3 Last pitch of Widowmaker Arete, The Camel Drew Brayshaw
3 "5.9 fingercrack" on the Camel Drew Brayshaw