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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-24-2021, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Default What prominence makes it a peak in BC?

I'm coming from a WA state perspective here where peaks with 400ft of clean prom were generally considered the standard for defining it as a peak worthwhile of being bagged. I believe CO state is something like 500ft clean.



Is there something similar for BC and AB?
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There is no absolute value because other criteria must be considered. Bivouac.com has a number of articles on this and the general rule of thumb is 500 feet or 150 metres. But many exceptions exist. An example is Elk and Thurston which have only a 20 metre prominence but are far apart and normally listed as separate peaks.

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There is no absolute value because other criteria must be considered. Bivouac.com has a number of articles on this and the general rule of thumb is 500 feet or 150 metres. But many exceptions exist. An example is Elk and Thurston which have only a 20 metre prominence but are far apart and normally listed as separate peaks.

Do you have a link to the Bivouac article(s)? I couldn't find them despite being a member. Thanks!
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Thanks, tinman610.


This also looks relevant: https://bivouac.com/ExpPg.asp?ExpId=219 ("Definition of What is a Separate Peak").
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