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The Spearhead  British Columbia   #636
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges / Spearhead Range

Height: 2457 m -> 8061 feet
Prominence?: 307 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Trorey (3.4 km away, at bearing 149 degrees)
Greater Parent: Tremor Mountain (5.5 km away)

Location:   50.08639,-122.86444     50:05:11, -122:51:52   10U 509698 5548245 (16 km SE of Rainbow Lake). (7 km SE of Whistler). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.02   AreaCode: FM02/AI86
First Ascent: 1964 A. MacDonald, B. Port, K. Ricker
A minor peak southeast of the Blackcomb ski area southeast of Whistler, BC. The summit is located at the heads of the Blackcomb and Spearhead glaciers. The Spearhead provides a gateway to some excellent "backcountry" skiing just beyond the extended boundaries of Blackcomb ski area. A variety of routes and ski descents wind across the surface of the Spearhead Glacier. The standard route up The Spearheadis is to gain the Blackcomb Peak - Spearhead Col and follow the easy southwest ridge to the summit.

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
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
35 1998.05.22 Spearhead Traverse Tom Kuczmierowski
47 1988.05.01 Misty Icefield - Spearheads Traverse Manrico Scremin


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
13 The Spearhead, Circle Lake, and Phalanx Peak from Decker Mountain Mitch Sulkers
5 Circle Glacier, Spearhead Range Mitch Sulkers

Placename Photos
10 Panoramic View of Decker; the Decker and Trorey Glaciers from the Spearhead Lee Lau
10 Sweet Turns on the Spearhead Traverse Matt Gunn
9 Oboe Summit, Whiskey Jack, and the Spearhead Range Mitch Sulkers
8 Labeled Panorama Northwest from Overlord Mountain Lucas Earl
8 Mares' Tails above the Western Spearhead Range Mitch Sulkers
7 Central Garibaldi Park from the Spearhead Range (labeled panorama) Bram van Straaten
6 Fissile Peak from the slopes of Whirlwind Peak Lucas Earl
5 The Spearhead, the Spearhead Glacier and Phalanx from the E Lee Lau
5 Tremor, Shudder, and Trorey from the Spearhead Glacier Lee Lau
4 Flute Southeast Glades and the Spearhead Range Mitch Sulkers
3 View of Wedge's SW face from the Spearhead Glacier Lee Lau