Category Archives: Vancouver North Shore Peaks: “Best of” lists

Top 5 best duffy slalom bagger descents

Nothing more glorious than returning from a triumphant bagging adventure down a steep slope that is a bit technical, but not too technical, on a surface that consists primarily not of rocks and roots, but of wonderful duffy decayed cedar.  Gravity and duff combine to emulate a slalom descent.

  1. South Needle: down to Hydraulic Creek connector trail, and thence to LSCR
  2. Fromme: down north face to Old Mountain Highway
  3. Paton: approach from COL and thence down to LSCR
  4. Dickens: back down to Fannin Lake
  5. Deeks: down to Deeks Lake

Top 20 Peaks: By Prominence

  1. BRU  Brunswick Mountain (1788m#1) (P: 1294m)
  2.  LID  Mt. Liddell (Gambier I) (904m) (P:904m)
  3. CAT  Cathedral Mountain (1737m#3)(P:832m)
  4. LEA   Leading Peak (Anvil I) (765m) (P:765m)
  5.  GAR  Mt. Gardner (Bowen I) (727m) (P: 727m)
  6. BIS  Mt. Bishop (1509m) (P: 613m)
  7. CAP Capilano Mountain (1685 m#5) (P: 603m)
  8. ART  Mt. Artaban (Gambier I) (615m) (P:592m)
  9. CRO  Crown Mountain (1504m) (P: 519m)
  10. SEY  Mt. Seymour (1449m) (P: 453 m)
  11. LIO   West Lion (1654m#8) (P: 369m)
  12. COL  Mt. Collins (Bowen I) (413m) (P: 358 m)
  13. STR  Mt. Strachan (1454m)(P: 382m)
  14. GOA  Goat Mountain (1401m) (P: 336m)
  15. BLA  Black Mountain (1217m) (P: 296m)
  16.  WIN  Mt. Windsor (1689 m#4) (P: 264m)
  17. MNE  Middle Needle (1258m) (P: 260m)
  18. ELS  Mt. Elsay (1419m) (P: 254m)
  19.  HAN  Mt. Hanover (1748 m#2) (P: 238m)
  20. FRO   Mt. Fromme (1185m) (P: 235m)

Top 12 Highest North Shore Peaks

  1. BRU Brunswick Mountain (1788m#1) (P: 1294m) {H1}
  2. HAN Mount Hanover (1748 m#2) (P: 238m) {H!!!&&1}
  3. CAT Cathedral Mountain (1737m#3)(P:832m){H!!!&&2}
  4. WIN Mount Windsor (1689 m#4) (P: 264m) {m2}
  5. CAP Capilano Mountain (1685 m#5) (P: 603m) {m1}
  6. DEE Deeks Peak(1672 m#6) (P: 207m) {m2}
  7. LIO West Lion (1654m#8) (P: 369m) {H!!!1}
  8. HAR Mount Harvey (1652m#7) (P: 207m) {m1}
  9. COB Coburg Peak (1645m#10(P:152m) {H!!!2}
  10. HAT Hat Mountain (1644 m#9) (P: 144m) {m2}
  11.  GOT Gotha Peak (1641m#11) (P: 111m) {m2}
  12. CFA Fat Ass Peak (1619m#12) (P: 50m) {m3}