Mt Wilton (Frog Peak/Sugarloaf) Rock Climbing
This mountain has a "Half Dome like" north face that is visible from near the town of Winlaw, BC. The first route up the north face of Mount Wilton was reported by David Lussier in the Canadian Alpine Journal as being called Frog Peak. In the Backroad Mapbook for the Kootenay Rockies BC
the peak is labeled as Mt Wilton. On the both Mountain Project locator map and the CAJ photo above, a third name is also used; Sugarloaf.
Canadians take pride in their mosaic of cultures as opposed to the "melting pot". A few years after posting this page, google maps used all three names for the same mountain (slightly off the target location). As a native of Palo Alto, it makes me proud to see the mosaic concept has made it south to Google!
Sugar Loaf is how this old B&W was captioned in an old Canadian Alpine Journal
Only one climb up the face so far. Some old guy once said: "There is no future in climbing established routes." APPROACH
About six kilometers up the Little Slocan River, look for a left onto Boulder Creek Road. A few klicks after the road leaves the creek, stay right on a logging road that traverses to the next valley west and ends on east slopes of Mount Wilton.
Climbing Season For the Columbia Mountains area.
Weather station 7.7 miles from here
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ROUTE DESCRIPTIONDavid Lussier is a local mountain guide who operates out of Nelson, BC. Here is how he described the route in the 2000 Canadian Alpine Journal:"The north face of Frog Peak is a beautiful, Half Dome-like granite wall...""In general the climbing was well protected on solid granite with some quartz intrusions. The upper part of the face is quite sheer, with many vertical crack systems, and is marked by a big roof. The lower part is broken by horizontal ledges, and there t...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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