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Rainbow Mountain  British Columbia   #707
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges

Height: 2314 m -> 7592 feet
Prominence?: 1019 m above Beverley Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Callaghan (16.0 km away, at bearing 290 degrees)
Greater Parent: Overseer Mountain (45.2 km away)

Location:   50.17972,-123.05333     50:10:47, -123:03:12   10U 496192 5558615 (3 km N of Rainbow Lake). (10 km NW of Whistler). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.03   AreaCode: FM03/BA75
Rainbow Mountain Summit from Southeast
The main peak in the area at the head of 21 mile creek, and northeast of the Callaghan Creek drainage. It is most often climbed from Whistler area via the Rainbow Lake trail. Can be done on skis, but one corner can be tricky in whiteout. Can also be approached from Callaghan Creek Valley via the Madeley Lakes Trail.

The Rainbow Icefall can be seen clearly from Whistler Village and White Gold, very often shining with blue light when the sky is overcast (as with Armchair Glacier on the other side of the valley, which can be seen from Alpine Meadows and Emerald Estates). The lower slopes of Rainbow near Green Lake were the site of one of the first small ski operations in the Green Lake-Alta Lake area, and the baselodge there, Rainbow Lodge, remained in business for many years as a local bar even after the rope tow ceased operations.

Climbing routes are listed counterclockwise, starting from the north.

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
38 2019.04.12 About That Ferry: Almost Rainbow Mountain By Senior Citizens Sandra McGuinness
56 2013.02.09 Rainbow Mountain from Alexander Falls Bill Maurer
47 2013.01.12 Rainbow Mountain via Beverley Creek Paul Kubik
19 2000.06.11 Rainbow Mountain Ski Traverse Robin Tivy
18 1999.08.28 Rainbow - North to south traverse of the Massif Pierre Signore
7 null Rainbow - South Ridge Route Pierre Signore
11 null Rainbow - South Icefield Route Route Pierre Signore


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
12 Rainbow Mountain: Whitebark Pine and Cumulus Cloud Mitch Sulkers
10 Rainbow Mountain Summit from Southeast Fred Touche
8 From Ipsoot Mtn to Rainbow Mtn Cliff Jennings
7 Rainbow Mountain Serguei Okountsev
6 Rainbow Mountain - Southwest Side Fred Touche
5 Rainbow Mountain - East Side Andre Charland
4 Rainbow Mtn from Rainbow Lake Brett Logan

Placename Photos
10 Northslopes of Sootip Peak Klaus Haring
10 Gin Peak dwarfed by Rainbow Klaus Haring
8 Labeled Panorama Northwest (Pemberton Icefield) from Overlord Mountain Lucas Earl
7 Weart 06 Ole on Ridge above Armchair Glacier with Rethel Mtn Cliff Jennings
6 South Aspect of Fuscian Peak Klaus Haring