Pyroclastic Peak

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Pyroclastic Peak
South Face of Pyroclastic Peak.jpg
South face of Pyroclastic Peak
Highest point
Elevation2,349 m (7,707 ft)
Prominence145 m (476 ft)
Coordinates50°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
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Parent rangePacific Ranges
Topo mapNTS 92J/03
Age of rockPleistocene
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Volcanic arc/beltCanadian Cascade Arc
Garibaldi Volcanic Belt
Last eruptionPleistocene
First ascent1971 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.