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Cheakamus Mountain  British Columbia   #631
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges / Fitzsimmons Range

Height: 2588 m -> 8491 feet
Prominence?: 298 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Benvolio (1.6 km away, at bearing 329 degrees)
Greater Parent: Overlord Mountain (2.0 km away)

Location:   49.99924,-122.80187     49:59:57, -122:48:07   10U 514199 5538565 (17 km NE of Garibaldi Lake). (17 km SE of Whistler). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.15   AreaCode: EM92/JI90
First Ascent: 1950 Roy Hooley, Jimmy Kilborn, Ian Kirk
Cheakamus Mountain from Diavolo Glacier
Located on the north side of the Cheakamus River and on the southeastern corner of the Fitzsimmons Range in Garibaldi Provincial Park. Cheakamus Mountain is bypassed to the north by parties doing the Spearhead and McBride ski traverses. The south face is large and rugged, dropping down to the Cheakamus River headwaters. Access is from Whistler via the Singing Pass trail, the Overlord Glacier, the Benvolio Glacier, and Diavolo Glacier. Climb a steep gully on the west side of the north face to reach the west ridge. Follow the ridge to the top (Class 3).

Name Notes: Named in association with Cheakamus River, in turn anglicized from Tseearkamisht, a Squamish Indian word meaning "people who use the cedar rope fishing net".

Trips within 1 km
48 2006.05.11 Traverses of Terror: Diamond Head to Whistler via the McBride Range Sandra McGuinness
48 1923.09.16 1923 First Ascent of Diavolo Cliff Jennings


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
12 Cheakamus Mountain from the East Klaus Haring
9 Cheakamus Mountain from Diavolo Glacier Robin Tivy
5 Cheakamus Mountain panorama Alexander Westbye
3 Cheakamus Mountain from the South Jordan Peters

Placename Photos
8 Diavolo Peak, Angelo Peak, and Cheakamus Mountain from Whirlwind Peak Lucas Earl