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Flute Summit (Musical Bumps)  British Columbia   #596
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges / Fitzsimmons Range

Height: 2015 m -> 6611 feet
Prominence?: 127 m  
Line Parent?: Piccolo Summit (1.3 km away, at bearing 304 degrees)
Greater Parent: Whistler Mountain (3.1 km away)

Location:   50.04000,-122.92555     50:02:24, -122:55:32   10U 505331 5543081 (13 km NE of Garibaldi Lake). (8 km S of Whistler). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.02   AreaCode: FM02/AJ42
Flute Summit from Harmony Ridge
A flat-topped peak on the western end of the Fitzsimmons Range, between Fitzsimmons Creek and the Cheakamus River It's the middle summit of a series of hill known as the "Musical Bumps". Access is from the Whistler Mountain ski area. From the top of Harmony Bowl, just hike southeast along the broad ridge to reach the summit. It has interesting ski terrain on the northern and eastern aspects. Its proximity to the Whistler ski area makes it a well-used locale on most days in the winter. The ridge trending northeast from the summit links Flute to Lesser Flute and provides for moderately steep descents off either aspect of the ridge. This ridge also provides a safe route onto less steep slopes during periods of higher avalanche danger. Watch out for the large cornice on the northwest side of the mountain. The edge can be difficult to judge in poor weather and there are very few identifiable landmarks for navigation on the summit plateau.

Trip Reports within 1 km
50 2014.05.10 Singing Pass, Whirlwind and Musical Bumps Ski Trip Robin Tivy
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
40 2006.05.16 McBride Ski Traverse Johnny Mikes
59 2006.05.11 McBride Traverse - Diamond Head to Whistler - Route Description Route Robin Tivy
79 2006.05.11 Backbone of Garibaldi Park: McBride Ski Traverse Robin Tivy
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
21 2005.01.03 Mining the White Gold: Musical Bumps Mitch Sulkers
37 2003.09.28 Russet Lake: A Fall Getaway Mitch Sulkers
15 2002.02.15 Flute and Lesser Flute to Singing Pass Trail (Winter) Route Mitch Sulkers
19 2001.01.27 Musical Bumps, Looking for Powder Mitch Sulkers
48 1923.09.16 1923 First Ascent of Diavolo Cliff Jennings


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
8 Flute East Slopes: Blue Skies and Pow that Hangs in the Air Mitch Sulkers
7 Flute Summit from Oboe Summit Lucas Earl
5 Telemarking the Fitzsimmons Range Mitch Sulkers
5 Flute Summit from Harmony Ridge Dan Carey
4 Flute Summit, East Slopes and Spearhead Range Mitch Sulkers
3 Descending from Flute Summit on the Musical Bumps Route Mitch Sulkers

Placename Photos
8 Fuscian Peak, Corrie Peak, and Helm Peak from Flute Summit Lucas Earl
7 Mislabeled sign on Flute Summit Lucas Earl
7 The Black Tusk from Flute Summit Lucas Earl
7 Black Tusk from Decker Mousetrap Mitch Sulkers
6 Decker Mountain from the east slopes of Flute Summit Lucas Earl
6 Mount James Turner from the Musical Bumps Mitch Sulkers
5 The Promise of a New Day Mitch Sulkers
5 Fitzsimmons Range from Piccolo Summit Mitch Sulkers
4 Flute Southeast Glades and the Spearhead Range Mitch Sulkers