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The Red Tusk  British Columbia   #733
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges

Height: 2147 m -> 7044 feet
Prominence?: 157 m  
Line Parent?: Serratus Mountain (1.9 km away, at bearing 356 degrees)
Greater Parent: Serratus Mountain (1.9 km away)

Location:   49.77611,-123.30000     49:46:34, -123:18:00   10U 478400 5513781 (24 km NW of Mountain Lake). (11 km W of Brackendale). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.14   AreaCode: EM93/HD70
First Ascent: 1914 Basil Darling; Allan Morkill
Red Tusk and Neighbours from the South
The Red Tusk is located west of Lake Lovely Water overlooking the Clowhom River. It is composed of reddish, metamorpic rock. Not as impressive as the Black Tusk, except from close up. The rock quality is very poor and all summit routes involve exposed Class 4 scrambling.


1. East Face (1914) Basil Darling, A Morkill. Class 4. Reach the high shoulder on the divide east of the peak. From the shoulder, cross an intervening notch and climb to the summit in one class 4 lead on foul rock. The high shoulder is reached from either (1) a gully on the south side of the divide or (2) from steep snow on the north. Approach (1): The gully on the south side is reached from the gap NW of Lydia. The gap is reached from either (a) Crescent Glacier above a possible moat or (b) by rappelling or downclimbing Lydia's NW ridge. Approach (2): The steep snow intersecting the shoulder on the north side of the divide is reached from either approach above. Equipment: Possible glacier travel
2. North Ridge (1969) Alice Culbert, Dick Culbert. Stiff class 4. From Ionia-Pandareus col, traverse south on west side of the main divide over scree and snow. Climb south out of the basin west of Pandareus and scramble back up loose, class 3 ribs to the crest. Traverse the divide to the base of the summit tower, which is 1 1/2 leads on surprisingly firm rock. Takes 3 hours, presumably from the Ionia-Pandareus col. Equipment: Glacier travel

Trips within 1 km
61 1989.09.03 Rumbling Glacier High Route to Mount Tantalus SE Face Paul Kubik

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15 Red Tusk and Neighbours from the South Ramsay Dyer
8 Pandareus-Red Tusk-Ionia Paul Kubik

Placename Photos
5 Mount Pandereus - Northeast Ridge Jeremy Frimer