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Mount Sedgwick  British Columbia   #871
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges

Height: 2082 m -> 6831 feet
Prominence?: 802 m above Red Tusk-Mill Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Tantalus (8.3 km away, at bearing 4 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Tantalus (8.0 km away)

Location:   49.74390,-123.33720     49:44:38, -123:20:14   10U 475706 5510212 (24 km NW of Mountain Lake). (14 km W of Brackendale). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.11   AreaCode: EM93/HD43
First Ascent: 1909 H. Dowler
Mount Sedgwick - South Ridge
Located on the west side of Howe Sound. Mount Sedgwick presents its prominent east face across Howe Sound from Britannia Beach on Hwy 99. It is a non-technical peak normally approached from Henriette Lake via its southeast ridge. There are no roads accessible to private vehicles in its vicinity- approaching from Howe Sound requires hiking parties to take the Woodfibre ferry from Darrel Bay. From the pulp mill, Woodfibre Creek road is walked, skied or biked to its end, where there is a trail to the dam at Henriette Lake. From the dam, take the Mount Roderick trail to Sedgwick's southeast ridge. The trip is usually done as a two-day trip as total travel time, round trip, from Woodfibre is on the order of 12-14 hours.

Sedgwick's east face causes many ski fantasies to drivers along Hwy 99. It is a huge triangular facet of steep, treeless granite which is inclined about 30 to 35 degrees at the top. In reality, it is rarely skied. The lower part of the east face is a series of bluffs and avalanche gullies largely hidden from view across Howe Sound. Several ski parties have descended partway down only to abandon the descent as it becomes apparent the terrain increasingly steepens and funnels into dangerous gullies. A few skiers have skied the whole thing but the bushwack out from the base is not considered fun.
  The east face can be approached directly from Mill Creek via a logging road on its north side. The road travels about 7km up Mill Creek before veering off towards Mt Murchison. From the road, the pass between Conybeare and Sedgwick can be gained, north of the gullies on the east face.

Traverses have been done between Mount Sedgwick and Lake Lovely Water. From the col with Conybeare, the route follows steeper, predominately west-facing terrain to the Lydia-Niobe col.

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

Trip Reports within 1 km
49 2005.07.17 The Sky Broke for Mount Sedgwick Keith Freeman
35 2003.11.27 Sedgwick via Hardwick and Roderick Jennifer Nageli
31 1999.04.10 Mount Sedgwick Spring Ski Ascent Robin Tivy

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Drew Brayshaw

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
16 Mount Sedgwick's East Face Ramsay Dyer
15 Full Panorama from Top of Mount Sedgwick Keith Freeman
11 Sedgwick South Ridge in July Keith Freeman
10 Mount Sedgwick from Northeast Ramsay Dyer
9 Mount Sedgwick - South Ridge Marek Labecki
8 Looking Southwest from Sedgwick Keith Freeman
7 Mount Sedgwick from the North Norm Schmidt
7 South ridge of Sedgwick Marek Labecki
4 Sedgwick Sunset Jordan Peters

Placename Photos
8 Fuscian Peak, Corrie Peak, and Helm Peak from Flute Summit Lucas Earl
7 The Black Tusk from Flute Summit Lucas Earl