The Sphinx, British Columbia

Prominence: 212 m, 696 ft

Elevation: 2402 meters, 7881 feet

True Isolation: 2.09 km, 1.3 mi
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)49° 54' 7'' N, 122° 57' 5'' W
49.901977, -122.951323 (Dec Deg)
503496 E 5527733 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
State/ProvinceBritish Columbia
County/Second Level RegionFraser Valley

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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 7
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 4)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1994-07-12 by Brian Friedrich
     2016-03-25 by H-Steven Song

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A high peak south-east of Garibaldi Lake, Sphinx sits at the head of the Sphinx Glacier. This glacier has two parallel lobed tongues which descend to Sphinx Bay. Seen from the bay these lobes appear to form the paws of the Sphinx while the summit resembles the head of the mythical beast. Sphinx is a multi-day trip for most, offering a good chance to explore some of the wilder parts of Garibaldi in the summer or a ski ascent from Sphinx Hut in winter. However, The Sphinx has been daytripped from the Rubble Creek parking lot. (description courtesy of
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  Clean Prominence: 212 m/696 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 212 m/696 ft
  Key Col: 2190 m/7185 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 2.09 km/1.3 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 49.9158, -122.9317
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Carr  (NE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Coast Mountains
Range4: Southern Pacific Ranges
Range5: Garibaldi Area
Range6: Garibaldi Neve
Drainage BasinsFraser
Strait of Georgia
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Garibaldi Provincial Park
Topo MapMamquam Mountain 92 G/15 1:50,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the database by Brian Friedrich.

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