Crown Mountain (North Shore Mountains)

Crown Mountain is a mountain located north of North Vancouver, British Columbia, in the North Shore Mountains (part of the Coast Mountains) and is visible from most of Vancouver and the vicinity. A rock formation known as The Camel sits just east of the main summit, and the mountain has west and north peaks. The mountain lies on the fringes of Lynn Headwaters Regional Park.

Crown Mountain
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Highest point
Elevation1,504 m (4,934 ft)
Prominence519 m (1,703 ft)
Coordinates49°24′36″N 123°05′30.9″W / 49.41000°N 123.091917°W / 49.41000; -123.091917
Geography
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Parent rangePacific Ranges
Topo mapNTS 92G/06
Climbing
First ascentFRA 1895 G. Edward, Knox, Musket, R. Parkinson
Easiest routescramble
Crown Mountain seen from the East.jpg

Crown has a history of local hiking, rock climbing, and mountaineering activity. Access is usually from the Grouse Mountain ski area. It is considered a very challenging objective. The top requires scrambling with the risk of a deadly fall, and is not recommended for novices.[1] The mountain has been the site of numerous search and rescue operations.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hui, Stephen (2018). 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia. Vancouver: Greystone Books. p. 56. ISBN 978-1-77164-287-3. OCLC 1003735295.CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  2. ^ Mendoza, Gian-Paolo (October 9, 2018). "'Very, very lucky' tourist rescued after night stranded on mountain cliff". CBC News. Retrieved December 23, 2020.

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