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Metal Dome  British Columbia   #700
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges

Height: 2010 m -> 6594 feet
Prominence?: 65 m  
Line Parent?: Brandywine Mountain (2.6 km away, at bearing 288 degrees)
Greater Parent: Brandywine Mountain (2.6 km away)

Location:   50.10750,-123.18611     50:06:27, -123:11:10   10U 486692 5550600 (10 km SW of Rainbow Lake). (16 km W of Whistler). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.03   AreaCode: FM03/BB08
Pyroclastic, Cayley, Brandywine and Metal Dome from Whistler Mountain
A gentle ski summit with a few steeper sections near the top, 2 km east of Brandywine Mountain, above Brandywine Creek. It is actually just a bump on the long southeast ridge of Brandywine.

1. Via the South Ridge Moderate hiking or skiing. From Highway 99, use the Brandwine FSR and Brandywine trail to get to the beginning of the ridge, then bushwack onto the ridge and stroll to the summit. AvgTime: 6 hours return
2. North Glacier from Callaghan Valley Road Follow Callaghan West FSR to it's end . From here there are several route options, but the easiest seems to be to traverse NW and cross both creeks beyond the end of the road before heading uphill. The climb is steep at first, but soon reaches nice old growth forest along a gentle ridge. Sub alpine starts at 1400m just below the terminal moraine of the glacier. Head south and climb the moraine to gain the glacier, then up to small col just east of Metal Dome. From here, it is any easy ascent to the summit Equipment: Skis AvgTime: 1 day
3. Typical Ski Route from Callaghan Valley Road Park on the shoulder at the junction with the "Dogsled" road, about 5.6 km up the Callaghan Valley Road. Then ski thru the maze of roads, ending up on an "upper road" which dead ends. From there, up through the forest to reach the toe of the glacier. Then up the glacier to the east of the final peak, and then up the last few hundred feet to the summit. AvgTime: 8 hours

Trips within 1 km
43 2020.02.09 Glorious Metal Dome Loop - Again Robin Tivy
40 2019.03.03 Metal Dome South Ridge, and snowmobile confrontation Robin Tivy
48 2019.01.27 Metal Dome via Edna Creek - the Micro-terrain Experience Robin Tivy
44 2017.01.28 Metal Dome amid blasting winds Robin Tivy
50 2015.11.08 Brandywine Summit Early season ski trip Robin Tivy
48 2013.12.01 Ski Metal Dome from Brandywine FSR Robin Tivy
35 2013.05.05 Metal Dome - South Ridge on snowshoes Tim Gage
46 2012.10.10 Brandywine Scrambles in Autumn Dominique Goineau
49 2012.02.11 False Metal Dome in the Mists Robin Tivy
32 2011.03.25 Metal Dome On Skis From Callaghan Valley Road Robin Tivy
33 2008.04.12 Metal Dome Ski (again from Callaghan Valley) Peter Gumplinger
47 2008.03.15 Metal Dome Glacier Ski Paul Kubik
34 2008.03.09 Metal Dome Atttempt from Callaghan Valley Robin Tivy
30 1997.08.20 1997 Hike to Brandywine Meadows Cliff Jennings


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
7 Pyroclastic, Cayley, Brandywine and Metal Dome from Whistler Mountain Josef Hanus

Placename Photos
8 Labeled Panorama West from Overlord Mountain Lucas Earl
6 The North side of Keg Peak Martin Ortmayr