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Piccolo Summit (Musical Bumps)  British Columbia   #595
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges / Fitzsimmons Range

Height: 2043 m -> 6703 feet
Prominence?: 73 m  
Line Parent?: Whistler Mountain (1.8 km away, at bearing 320 degrees)
Greater Parent: Whistler Mountain (1.8 km away)

Location:   50.04667,-122.94083     50:02:48, -122:56:27   10U 504236 5543821 (14 km NE of Garibaldi Lake). (8 km S of Whistler). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.02   AreaCode: FM02/AJ44
Piccolo Summit from the High Note Trail
A hill located on the broad divide between Fitzsimmons Creek and the Cheakamus River south of Whistler, BC. It's the highest of the "Musical Bumps" and is aligned to take full advantage of the prevailing southwesterlies in this area. This small peak provides a sudden uplift for storm systems and a lee slope to the northeast collects the benefits. As the northeast face is moderately steep and wind loaded, it is popular with skiers and also tends to slide regularly. On the rare occasions when strong northerly outflows strike the region, Piccolo Summit works exactly in reverse, collecting shifted snow on the southwest aspect. More than a few skiers have subsequently taken a surprise ride down the southwest face after these episodes. Access is via the charlifts of Whistler Mountain. From the top of Harmony Bowl, hike south to reach the summit.

Trips within 1 km
52 2013.08.07 Overlord Mountain and Russet Lake: a Public Transit Adventure Lucas Earl
23 2006.09.23 2006 Russet Lake Hike Cliff Jennings
14 2005.02.05 Whistler Mountain to Singing Pass (Winter) Route Mitch Sulkers
35 2005.01.09 A Snow Study: Musical Bumps Near Whistler Mitch Sulkers
19 2001.01.27 Musical Bumps, Looking for Powder Mitch Sulkers
32 1972.07.15 1972 Whistler Search & Rescue Cliff Jennings
34 1971.08.21 Building the Singing Pass Trail from Whistler Mountain Cliff Jennings
31 1968.02.20 1968 Ski from Whistler to Creekside Cliff Jennings
48 1923.09.16 1923 First Ascent of Diavolo Cliff Jennings


Paper Maps
1:25000Backcountry Whistler John Baldwin Books and Maps

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
9 Piccolo Summit from the High Note Trail Lucas Earl

Placename Photos
9 The Black Tusk and Tantalus Range from Piccolo Summit Mitch Sulkers
9 The Central Spearhead Range from Piccolo Summit Mitch Sulkers
5 Fitzsimmons Range from Piccolo Summit Mitch Sulkers