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Tricouni Peak  British Columbia   #695
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges

Height: 2122 m -> 6962 feet
Prominence?: 252 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Fee (7.7 km away, at bearing 360 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Fee (7.7 km away)

Location:   50.01389,-123.24445     50:00:50, -123:14:40   10U 482486 5540204 (19 km NW of Garibaldi Lake). (23 km SW of Whistler). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.03   AreaCode: FM03/AC14
First Ascent: 1931 J. Cherry; T. Fyles; H. Wynne
Tricouni North Ridge
The highest peak in the popular High Falls Creek area. Somewhat steep near the top but usually climbed unroped. The High Falls Creek area can be reached by driving north from Squamish up the Squamish valley, and then turning up a steep logging road. A trail takes about 2 hours to gain open meadow and lakes. From here the peak can be climbed.

1. SW Face (Standard Scrambling Route) Class 2-3. This is the easiest route to the summit of Tricouni. Approach from Belia Creek via [Roadx2857-West Tricouni Meadows Trail]. From the First Lake, follow the Tricouni Meadows Scrambling route. A V shaped cliff band guards the summit on the SW side. Pass the cliff band near the point of the V and continue up to the peak via the upper south ridge. This route is often done on skis in the spring.
2. North Ridge Class 4-5. A prominent narrow ridge with fine climbing. The lower section is class 5, the middle section class 3 and the upper section class 4. The ridge may be gained from Roe Creek, crossing the pass at the head of Chance Creek, or dropping down from the alpine basin between Tricouni and Cypress.
3. East Ridge Class 4. A good scrambling route, moderately technical The East ridge is approached from Chance Creek, via the meadows east of Tricouni. In profile it forms the right skyline (if visible). Skirt around the lake on the North side and climb to the base of the ridge on scree or snow. The toe is very steep; gain access to the ridge by climbing a waterfall gully (class 3) to a bowl with possible snowpatch on the east face, then contouring right to gain the ridge proper. the ridge is followed to the junction with the north ridge, steep with big holds and heather; a good bit of 3rd class. From the junction with the north ridge to the summit, the length of a pitch or two, the climbing is more exposed and tricky and feels more like 4th class, although the holds are still excellent and blocky.

Trips within 1 km
55 2014.07.26 Tricouni and Cypress from High Falls Creek Robin Tivy
37 2012.09.29 Tricouni Scrambles - End of September Dominique Goineau
26 2010.06.20 Tricouni - SW Face from High Falls Creek Road Route Tim Gage
43 2000.07.08 Tricouni Summit Richard Howard
14 2000.05.15 Tricouni Meadows Western Ridge - Ski Tour with lots of snow slides Richard Howard
19 1999.10.04 Tricouni Meadows Area from Roe Creek Vito Gudaitis
32 1982.03.06 An early Skitrip to Tricouni Klaus Haring
11 null Tricouni - East Ridge Route Drew Brayshaw
12 null Tricouni Peak- North Ridge Route Paul Kubik
7 null Tricouni - South Ridge Route Drew Brayshaw


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
14 Tricouni West Peaks Tyler Linn
10 Waterfalls and Tricouni Peak Greg Jones
9 The Tricouni-Cypress Traverse Klaus Haring
9 Summer Flowers below Tricouni Stewart Douglas
8 Tricouni Peak Summit View Ron Enns
8 Tranquil Tricouni Ron Enns
8 Tricouni Peak West Slopes Steve Sproule
8 Tricouni Peak South Ridge-Winter Steve Sproule
7 Tricouni North Ridge Paul Kubik
6 Tricouni Reflection Klaus Haring
5 First View of Tricouni from the Meadow Gareth Evans
2 East side of Tricouni Drew Brayshaw

Placename Photos
14 Cloudburst from Tricouni Steve Sproule
12 Tricouni North Aspect Steve Sproule
10 South Ridge of Tricouni Peak Looking down Gareth Evans
8 Labeled Panorama Southwest from Whirlwind Peak Lucas Earl
3 Climbing in the Fog Drew Brayshaw
2 Tricouni Peak From Meadow Steven Harng
2 Tricouni Peak Steven Harng
2 Summit of Tricouni Drew Brayshaw
2 Tricouni Peak from the north Drew Brayshaw