Devastator Peak

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Devastator Peak
Devastator Peak is located in British Columbia
Devastator Peak
Devastator Peak
Location in British Columbia
Highest point
Elevation2,327 m (7,635 ft)
Prominence67 m (220 ft)
Coordinates50°35′34″N 123°31′51″W / 50.59278°N 123.53083°W / 50.59278; -123.53083Coordinates: 50°35′34″N 123°31′51″W / 50.59278°N 123.53083°W / 50.59278; -123.53083
Geography
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Parent rangePacific Ranges
Topo mapNTS 92J/12
Geology
Age of rockPliocene
Mountain typeVolcanic plug
Volcanic arc/beltCanadian Cascade Arc
Garibaldi Volcanic Belt
Last eruptionPleistocene
Climbing
First ascent1931 N. Carter; A. Dalgleish; T. Fyles; M. Winram

Devastator Peak, also known as The Devastator, is the lowest and southernmost of the six subsidiary peaks that form the Mount Meager massif in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. It is located 55 km (34 mi) west of Bralorne.

Geology[edit]

Devastator Peak is a dissected andesitic volcanic plug, which was part of a larger structure of Mount Meager, but parts eroded away, leaving Devastator Peak. Like the rest of the Mount Meager massif, it is part of the Garibaldi Volcanic Belt which is a segment of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, but it is not within the geographic boundary of the Cascade Range.

Devastator Peak was the source for a thick sequence of andesite lava flows that occurred 0.5-1.0 million years ago. Erosional remnants of these flows form the stratified crags of Pylon Peak. The slopes of the peak are highly unstable, consisting of weak, hydrothermally altered felsic rocks. There have been many recent debris flows which have flowed down into the Meager Creek drainage.

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References[edit]

  • "Devastator Peak". BC Geographical Names.