Pyroclastic Peak

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Pyroclastic Peak
South Face of Pyroclastic Peak.jpg
South face of Pyroclastic Peak
Highest point
Elevation 2,349 m (7,707 ft)
Prominence 145 m (476 ft)
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
Location British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Pacific Ranges
Topo map NTS 92J/03
Age of rock Pleistocene
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Volcanic arc/belt Canadian Cascade Arc
Garibaldi Volcanic Belt
Last eruption Pleistocene
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". Retrieved 2007-05-01.