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Red Mountain  British Columbia   #6205
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Chilcotin Ranges

Height: 2445 m -> 8022 feet
Prominence?: 740 m above Poisonmount Pass
Line Parent?: Big Dog Mountain (16.8 km away, at bearing 189 degrees)
Greater Parent: Shulaps Peak (28.4 km away)

Location:   51.20360,-122.54860     51:12:13, -122:32:55   10U 531536 5672563 (58 km NW of Shalalth). NTS Mapsheet: 092.O.02   AreaCode: FM12/CF04
Red Mountain
Located at the head of the Yalakom River in the Camelsfoot Range, which is the easternmost range of the Coast Mountains, and also the driest. Red is one of the highest summits of the Camelsfoot Range, and by far the highest of the northern section of the range. Not a climber's summit as it is more of a high dome than a peak, it is well above treeline and nonetheless enjoys a superb view over the Interior plateau and back down south into the upper Bridge River basin and the Gun Creek-Eldorado area (the so-called "South Chilcotin"). As with neighbouring Poison Mountain, its views take in the gorge of the Fraser cutting into the Interior plateau, and on clear days the ranges on the far side of the Interior Plateau can be seen (the Cariboos and Monashees). Rich in copper deposits, it has been explored for prospective copper mining and there are numerous bulldozer-cut roads on its surface. The nearest road access is via a spur over the ring of backroads which circumnavigate Poison Mountain; this road comes within 2 km or so of the peak. There is a 2314m (7592') secondary summit about 1km south of the main peak, between it and the road from the Poison Mtn area.

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12 Red Mountain James Macnab

Placename Photos
3 Northern Camelsfoot Range Panorama (Labelled) Mike Cleven