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The Meager Obelisk  British Columbia   #6142
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges

Height: 2270 m -> 7448 feet
Prominence?: 36 m  
Line Parent?: Two Doctors Peak (0.3 km away, at bearing 189 degrees)
Greater Parent: Two Doctors Peak (0.3 km away)

Location:   50.50690,-123.46452     50:30:25, -123:27:52   10U 467061 5595095 (19 km S of Keyhole Falls). (52 km NW of Pemberton). (6 km W of Overseer Mountain). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.11   AreaCode: FM03/FE06
First Ascent: Sunday June 09, 1991 Paul Adam, Randy Atkinson, John Clarke, Dean Hart
Looking Down at Meager Obelisk
This iconic pinnacle is located in a cliff lined glacial cirque about 400 meters directly north of the summit of Two Doctors Peak. This area is on the north side of the north arm of the Pemberton Icefield. It's visible from the old Meager Creek hotsprings parking lot. The first ascent involved two mountaineers bribing two leading sport climbers to drag them up it. See Paul Adam's humorous "Oil and Water" account in the CAJ. The easiest line is a 5.9 fist crack. Several other routes on the tower in the 10c-11b range were top-roped by the sport climbers in the party, immediately after the FA had been completed.

Access was direct off the road in the south branch of Meager Creek (4 hours) to edge of glacier. Thirty minutes across glacier and up the south (right-hand) side.

A second ascent was made over the Labour Day weekend in 2008 by a group from the VOC. They approached from the Harrison Hut over Two Doctors. Avoid climbing Two Doctors when approaching from the hut, as the descent to the Obelisk is awkward and time consuming.

Route Summaries exist for this mountain, but are only available to paid members.

Trip Reports within 1 km
48 1997.05.24 Overseer Mountain and Harrison Hut - Route and Trip Report Robin Tivy
44 1979.09.14 Early Explorations east of Meager Creek Klaus Haring


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
9 Meager Obelisk Paul Adam
8 Meager Obelisk - The Climbing Face Paul Adam
6 Meager Obelisk - Dean Hart on Twin Cracks (5.11b) Paul Adam
6 Action on the Meager Obelisk Paul Adam
5 Looking Down at Meager Obelisk Fred Touche
5 Meager Obelisk from the Air Paul Adam
4 Meager Obelisk from Northeast Fred Touche
4 Meager Obelisk - West Face Paul Adam
3 Meager Obelisk from the glacier Christian Veenstra
2 Meager Obelisk from ridge East of Madhorse Creek Drew Brayshaw