Pyroclastic Peak

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Pyroclastic Peak
South Face of Pyroclastic Peak.jpg
South face of Pyroclastic Peak
Elevation 2,349 m (7,707 ft)
Prominence 145 m (476 ft)
Location
Location British Columbia, Canada
Range Pacific Ranges
Coordinates 50°06′51.8″N 123°17′34.1″W / 50.114389°N 123.292806°W / 50.114389; -123.292806Coordinates: 50°06′51.8″N 123°17′34.1″W / 50.114389°N 123.292806°W / 50.114389; -123.292806
Topo map NTS 92J/03
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Age of rock Pleistocene
Volcanic arc/belt Canadian Cascade Arc
Garibaldi Volcanic Belt
Last eruption Pleistocene
Climbing
First ascent 1971 R. Chicoine; F. Douglas; R. Wyborn[1]

Pyroclastic Peak is the second highest of the five named volcanic peaks immediately south of Mount Cayley in British Columbia, Canada. It is steep and rotten and is located 12 km (7 mi) southwest of Callaghan Lake and 24 km (15 mi) west of Whistler. It is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire that includes over 160 active volcanoes.

On the south ridge of Pyroclastic Peak is a feature known as The Vulcan's Thumb which remains unclimbed[1] because of the looseness of the rock.

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  1. ^ a b "Pyroclastic Peak". Bivouac.com. http://www.bivouac.com/MtnPg.asp?MtnId=701. Retrieved 2007-05-01.