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Kings Peak

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About Kings Peak:

Located in Strathcona Provincial Park and one of the higher peaks on Vancouver Island, King's Peak is a double-peaked glaciated mountain at 6,774 feet high (2065 m). The higher peak (the east one) is called King's Peak and the smaller, western one is called Queen's Ridge. King's Peak has a trail to its summit and it is extremely demanding. It starts at about 1000 feet and climbs over 5700 feet in about 4 miles over tree roots, scree fields, meadows, gullies and rock ridges. Approach: From the King’s Peak trail from Elk River Timber Co. Road the trail climbs up the steep forested slope to enter a flat hanging valley just below the alpine. The trail continues bearing left to follow the steep walled creek canyon into a lower meadow. In winter and spring the meadow can be reached by a steep gully up the right side of the hanging valley, avoiding avalanche exposure in the canyon. From the lower meadow, either take the long snow gully direct to the North Glacier (also exposed to avalanche hazard during winter and early spring) or head right into an upper meadow and take a long gully onto the Queen’s Ridge. A traverse to the left near the top of this gully leads onto the North Glacier. Once on the glacier or Queen’s Ridge the route to the summit is via the King’s-Queen’s col. Also possible from Elkhorn via the connecting ridge or the basin between the two peaks. First Ascent: W. R. Kent, W. W. Urquhart 1913 or 14 First Winter Ascent: Unknown North Ridge: Mike Walsh, Bob Tustin 1971 Pauper’s Buttress: Philip Stone, Julie Micksch, 5 Aug. 1992 Jester: Lyle Fast, Corrie Wright, Melissa de Haan, Sep. 1988 Tea With Her Majesty: Jan Neuspiel, Amanda Howe, Sep. 1995 Northern Lights: Philip Stone, Robin Slieker, 23 Aug. 1990 For additional infor see Source:
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Latitude, Longitude: 49.81284, -125.83569
Access Issues:
Rock Type: Basalt
Type of Climbing: Alpine
Sun Aspect: All Day Sun


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Jester 5.8 0
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 North Ridge of Kings Peak 5.4 0
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Northern Lights 5.10c 0
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Pauper 5.7 0
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Route 3 5.9 0
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Route 4 5.8 0
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Squadron 51 5.9 0
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Tea With Her Majesty 5.8 0
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Two Degrees 5.10b 0