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Blackcomb Peak  British Columbia   #635
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges / Spearhead Range

Height: 2436 m -> 7992 feet
Prominence?: 86 m  
Line Parent?: The Spearhead (0.7 km away, at bearing 39 degrees)
Greater Parent: The Spearhead (0.7 km away)

Location:   50.08139,-122.87083     50:04:53, -122:52:15   10U 509241 5547688 (16 km SE of Rainbow Lake). (7 km SE of Whistler). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.02   AreaCode: FM02/AI87
First Ascent: 1923 P. Munday, D. Munday
1971 Blackcomb Mountain from Harmony Bowl on Whistler
Blackcomb Peak is located southeast of Whistler, BC. on the south end of the Blackcomb Glacier. The standard route is to gain the Blackcomb-Spearhead col and follow the easy northeast ridge to the summit. Thers is also a Class 4 route leads up the southwest ridge. Skiers looking for adventure often descend the narrow couloir to the west of the peak which is known locally as "DOA." Skiers should be aware that permanent closures are found on the west face of the peak, primarily to protect skiers and riders on Xhiggie's Meadow from avalanches. A memorial ice axe belonging to extreme skier Trevor Peterson can be found bolted to the rocks just below the summit.

1. Blackcomb Buttress Mostly 4th class. Hike directly E from small lake in Xhiggie's Meadow to base of prominant buttress. Climb black lichened buttress towards summit. Mostly 4th class, with occasional low 5th. Usual descent is NE to Blackcomb Glacier, but descent to SSW is also possible over large talus.
2. DOA Buttress Mostly 4th class. Similar approach as to Blackcomb Buttress, but one prominant ridge to the south. Steep couloir called DOA is between this route and Blackcomb Buttress. Mostly 4th with some low 5th (McLane puts it at 5.7) possible. Descent as for Blackcomb Buttress.
3. Northeast Face Glacier. Ski south from Blackcomb Glacier, ascending NE face. NTD. Some crevasses in late summer.

Trips within 1 km
35 2018.05.10 Ye Olde Spearhead Traverse - GPX Nick Hindley
69 2009.04.04 Blackcomb-Wedge-Currie ski traverse Bram van Straaten
47 2008.04.22 Packing the Spearhead and Garibaldi Neve traverses into one day Dan Blaugrund
35 1999.07.12 Connecting the Dots - Spearhead Traverse Fred Touche
44 1998.05.22 Spearhead Traverse Tom Kuczmierowski
47 1988.05.01 Misty Icefield - Spearheads Traverse Manrico Scremin
35 1973.04.15 1973 Highland Staff Helicoper skiing to Decker & Blackcomb Cliff Jennings


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
9 Blackcomb Peak: Lower DOA Mitch Sulkers
7 1971 Blackcomb Mountain from Harmony Bowl on Whistler Cliff Jennings
6 Blackcomb Area from North Steven Harng
3 Blackcomb Peak from Disease Ridge Lee Lau
3 Blackcomb Peak Matt Lucas

Placename Photos
8 Labeled Panorama Northwest from Overlord Mountain Lucas Earl