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Ashlu Mountain  British Columbia   #722
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Ashlu-Elaho Divide

Height: 2561 m -> 8402 feet
Prominence?: 1183 m above Deserted-Elaho Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Tinniswood (33.5 km away, at bearing 322 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Boardman (44.9 km away)

Location:   50.07611,-123.54916     50:04:34, -123:32:57   10U 460705 5547238 (14 km S of Blanca Lake). (42 km W of Whistler). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.04   AreaCode: FM03/AF74
First Ascent: 1963 J. Denton; J. Pringle
Ashlu Mountain
Ashlu Mountain is a prominent pyramid on the Ashlu-Elaho divide. The mountain is made up of both scree slopes and solid rock buttresses. The normal route is up Shortcut Creek from Ashlu Main logging road in the Ashlu Valley. Flagged routes follow both sides of Shortcut Creek. From the open basin south of the peak, scramble up pleasant, polished granite to the cirque below a hanging glacier, then head north up a scree gully to Ashlu's southeast buttress. Climb along the southeast buttress (Class 2-3) to a col on Ashlu's east ridge, then follow the east ridge to the summit.

The East Peak, located 800 m east of the main summit, is an impressive granite summit with steep rock faces and ridges.

Name Notes: Ashlu Creek adopted 1 August 1922 on BC map 2D, Powell Lake, not "Ashloo Creek" as spelled on BC map 2B, 1914. Origin/significance not known.

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
33 2004.07.04 South Face of Ashlu Jesse Mason
47 2002.12.7 The Good, the Sweet, the Ashlu Mountain Stewart Douglas
51 2001.10.05 Ashlu Mountain - via Shortcut Creek and the East Ridge Don Funk
11 1999.07.17 Ashlu: The Mingo Memorial Raid Phil Hammer
42 1982.05.08 From Amicus to Ashlu on skis Klaus Haring


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
19 Ashlu Mountain Stewart Douglas
12 Ashlu Mtn via Shortcut Ck Paul Kubik
10 Ponor to Pykett - An Ashlu Panorama Paul Kubik
10 Ashlu Mountain from Chimai David Campbell
8 East Ridge of Ashlu Mountain Klaus Haring
8 South Face of Ashlu Jesse Mason
7 Ashlu Mountain from the Air Scott Pick
5 Ashlu Mountain, Limelight Peak from Mount Crerar Paul Kubik
5 Ashlu Mountain - East Ridge Don Funk

Placename Photos
14 Ponor Peak and Mount Crerar Don Funk
8 Labeled Panorama Southwest from Whirlwind Peak Lucas Earl
7 Glacier View Stewart Douglas
6 Ashlu - Elaho Divide Don Funk
5 Ashlu East Peak from Ashlu Mountain Alexander Westbye