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Rhododendron Mountain  British Columbia   #708
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges

Height: 2523 m -> 8278 feet
Prominence?: 693 m  
Line Parent?: Ipsoot Mountain (5.9 km away, at bearing 152 degrees)
Greater Parent: Ipsoot Mountain (5.9 km away)

Location:   50.37194,-123.03083     50:22:19, -123:01:51   10U 497808 5579987 (20 km SW of Tenquille Lake). (17 km W of Pemberton). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.06   AreaCode: FM03/DA73
First Ascent: 1971 A. Black; M. Feller; K. McNaughton
Rhododendron from Ipsoot
This gentle mountain is the highpoint of the divide between the two forks of Miller Creek. There's a glacier north of the summit and another smaller one to the east. The approach is via the Miller Creek hydroelectric access road to the dam on South Miller Creek. Bushwhack west along the creek to the lower Ipsoot Glacier and continue west to a pass south of the summit. Go northwest around a lake and then use a ramp to overcome a headwall and reach gentle slopes southwest of the summit. Hike to the top.

1. Northwest slopes from Miller Creek (1971) A. Black, M. Feller, K.McNaughton. A few crevasses at snout. (Normal route) From Pemberton Valley, walk up new hydro road, then logging roads to gain access to large meadows on the north fork of Miller Creek at GR023810. Get onto the Glacier at 995815. The crevasses at the toe may be bypassed by travelling on the morraine just north of the glacier. Then climb westward on the glacier, bypassing the peak to the north, and ascend the easy saddle immediately west of the peak (972798). From there ascend easy rocks to summit. Usually done on skis.
2. South Slopes Ski ascent. From south fork of Miller Creek, ascend beginning of Ipsoot Glacier, then at about 990780, begin climbing toward the peak, working your way through the easy rock and snow gullies. No real difficulties, but wouldn't be good in high avalanche conditions.
3. Northwest slopes from Wasp Creek Ski easy. From Ryan River Road, walk up Wasp Creek. Cross bridge at end of road to west side, then continue just above creek till you can ski in creek bed. Camp at treeline. From camp, climb to small lakes at 50:23.7-123:02.5, and onto icefield. This route is perhaps the shortest, since you can drive to 2000' on Ryan River Road.

Trips within 1 km

2004.05.28 note on Ipsoot Glacier col/split Mike Cleven

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
12 Heli Skiing near Rhododendron Mountain? Greg Jones
10 Rhododendron from Ipsoot Paul Kubik
9 Mount Miller and Rhododendron Mountain Simon Chesterton
7 1970 Rhododendron Mountain from Ipsoot Mtn Cliff Jennings
6 North Miller Creek Headwaters Greg Jones
3 2019 Rhododendron Mountain from Hurley FSR Cliff Jennings

Placename Photos
15 Gingerbread Lake and the Pemberton Icecap Greg Jones
10 Northeastern View from Puma S1 Simon Chesterton
8 Labeled Panorama Northwest from Overlord Mountain Lucas Earl
3 Ipsoot and Rhododendron From Sun God Drew Brayshaw