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Cypress Peak  British Columbia   #696
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges

Height: 2083 m -> 6834 feet
Prominence?: 264 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Fee (5.4 km away, at bearing 6 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Fee (5.4 km away)

Location:   50.03528,-123.25306     50:02:07, -123:15:11   10U 481877 5542584 (19 km S of Callaghan Lake). (23 km W of Whistler). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.03   AreaCode: FM03/AC35
Cypress Peak Northwest Ridge in Winter Conditions
A pleasant, rocky summit straddling the Squamish-Cheakamus Divide between Roe Creek and Seagram Lake. It is located 2.5 km north of Tricouni. There is a small icefield on its west side which is easily skied almost to the summit. Cypress Peak can be approached from many directions- Roe Creek, High Falls Creek, Seagram Creek (or Chuck-Chuck Creek) or Mount Fee to the north.

1. Northwest ridge via Roe Creek Road Class 3. Drive as far as possible on the Roe Creek road. The trailhead is located 11.8km from Hwy 99, marked with a small cairn and pink tapes (2008). The short trail goes west, dropping down to Roe Creek. Cross Roe Creek and head up the open rock slope to the col, staying to the north of the glacier. Once at the col, head south along the ridge. Climb the gendarm directly (class3, a bit loose), bypass it to the west (also class 3), or drop down to the easy glacier (a few small crevasses, crampons in late season). Above the gendarme, regain the crest of the ridge, and proceed to the summit. Equipment: Boots, (iceaxe and light crampons)
2. West Face via High Falls Creek road Class 2. From the Squamish River valley, drive up Branch 200(High Falls Creek road), then up Branch 250 (Tricouni Road), and then follow the Tricouni Meadows Trail into the meadows west of Tricouni. Hike or ski through meadows to reach the icefield west of Cypress Peak, and from here gain the northwest ridge immediately north of the peak.
3. Tricouni to Cypress Traverse Easy, no exposure. This route ends up coming over Seagram and Cyhorn, and uses the same west facing glacier to get to the final peak. The ridge between Tricouni Peak and Cypress is an easy scramble along the crest. The last stretch to the summit of Cypress looks steep, but is OK in winter and an easy scramble in summer.
4. East ridge Class 3-4. The approach is from Roe Creek, as for the north ridge. When the slope levels out, at the toe of the glacier, head south to the obvious col between Cypress Peak and its subpeaks to the east. From the col, follow the ridge to the summit. This is mostly class 2-3, but there is one class 4 notch near the summit.

Trips within 1 km
56 2018.09.15 Brew to Cypress - A Fantastic Loop Hike Todd Ponzini
55 2014.07.26 Tricouni and Cypress from High Falls Creek Robin Tivy
51 2012.10.17 Cypress Peak Scramble in Autumn Dominique Goineau
42 2010.05.14 Avalanches on Cypress Peak - Ski from Roe Creek Klaus Haring
44 2005.09.18 Cypress Peak from Roe Creek Road Robin Tivy
22 2002.06.08 Spring Skiing at Cypress Peak Stefan Reinker
12 null Cypress - Northern Approach from Brew Area Route Drew Brayshaw


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
12 Cypress Peak and Tricouni from the North Klaus Haring
12 Cypress Peak Summit and Upper North Ridge Steve Sproule
9 Cypress Peak from Brew Meadows Klaus Haring
7 Cypress Peak from the southwest Robin Tivy
7 Cypress Peak Northwest Ridge in Winter Conditions Klaus Haring
7 Cypress from Northeast Steve Sproule
7 Cypress Peak Cristian Danes
5 Cypress Peak North Ridge Crux Steve Sproule
5 Cypress Peak Alan Nurmeste
2 Cypress Peak from Southwest Steven Harng
2 Scrambling on the Northwest Ridge of Cypress Peak Drew Brayshaw

Placename Photos
13 Pyroclastic Peak and Mount Cayley from the Southeast Don Funk
12 Tricouni North Aspect Steve Sproule
12 Mount Fee in late June Simon Chesterton
10 Northern View from Cypress Peak - Cayley and Powder Simon Chesterton
9 Mount Davidson, Castle Towers and The Black Tusk from Cypress Peak Simon Chesterton
8 Labeled Panorama Southwest from Whirlwind Peak Lucas Earl
8 Mount Fee from Cypress Peak Ron Enns
7 Seagram Peak (Cyhorn Peak) from the Northeast. Simon Chesterton
3 Roe Creek - Spring Jordan Peters