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The Sphinx  British Columbia   #615
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges

Height: 2402 m -> 7881 feet
Prominence?: 212 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Carr (2.8 km away, at bearing 31 degrees)
Greater Parent: Castle Towers Mountain (4.0 km away)

Location:   49.90199,-122.95133     49:54:07, -122:57:05   10U 503495 5527735 (6 km SE of Garibaldi Lake). (21 km NE of Brackendale). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.15   AreaCode: EM92/JJ05
First Ascent: 1911 BCMC Party
Sphinx from Gray Pass
A high peak south-east of Garibaldi Lake, Sphinx sits at the head of the Sphinx Glacier. This glacier has two parallel lobed tongues which descend to Sphinx Bay. Seen from the bay these lobes appear to form the paws of the Sphinx while the summit resembles the head of the mythical beast. Sphinx is a multi-day trip for most, offering a good chance to explore some of the wilder parts of Garibaldi in the summer or a ski ascent from Sphinx Hut in winter. However, The Sphinx has been daytripped from the Rubble Creek parking lot.

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
79 2006.05.11 Backbone of Garibaldi Park: McBride Ski Traverse Robin Tivy
59 2006.05.11 McBride Traverse - Diamond Head to Whistler - Route Description Route Robin Tivy
48 2006.05.11 Traverses of Terror: Diamond Head to Whistler via the McBride Range Sandra McGuinness
43 2002.05.12 McBride Traverse - Whistler to Diamond Head Kurt Fickeisen
60 2002.05.11 McBride Traverse - An Alternate Route to the Squamish-Whistler Highway Jordan Peters


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
13 Sphinx Peak Approach from Sphinx Glacier Tyler Linn
10 The Sphinx - North Ridge Fred Touche
10 Sphinx from Gray Pass Robin Tivy
6 The Sphinx and Upper Sphinx Glacier Martin Ortmayr
6 The Sphinx, Viking Ridge, Castle Towers, Carr and Pyramid from Dreadnought West Ridge Simon Chesterton
3 The Sphinx from Gentian Drew Brayshaw

Placename Photos
10 Looking Down the Sphinx Southwest Ridge Tyler Linn
9 View South-southeast from The Black Tusk Steve Sproule
6 Deception Pinnacles from SW Drew Brayshaw
5 Classic Garibaldi Lake Panorama Lucas Earl
5 Castle Towers and the Sphinx from Primo Bivi Alan Nurmeste