Diamond Head

March 29, 2016

2056m

Garibaldi Provincial Park / Squamish, BC

With prominence of a mere 26-m according to bivouac.com and I wonder why this bump gets a separate name. It’s also referred as “Little Diamond Head” at times and I guess the reason is that people mistakenly think Atwell Peak as the actual “Diamond Head” thank to its pyramidal shape. I’d like to stick with the official name so Atwell is Atwell, and Diamond Head is Diamond Head and they won’t get mixed up.

Alex and I tagged this summit as part of our ascent of the much more difficult Atwell Peak. For obvious reasons all of the approach and return are written in my Atwell’s trip report and here I only show some selected summit view from Diamond Head. This peak is basically the first bump along Atwell Peak’s south arete.

Looking back at Atwell Peak

Looking back at Atwell Peak

Peaks along Ashlu - Elaho Divide

Peaks along Ashlu – Elaho Divide

Howe Sound and the city of Squamish

Howe Sound and the city of Squamish

Looking across to the Garibaldi Neve

Looking across to the Garibaldi Neve

Sky Pilot Mountain et al.

Sky Pilot Mountain et al.

That big peak in the North Shore Mountains is Cathedral Mountain

That big peak in the North Shore Mountains is Cathedral Mountain

Mt. Sedgwick

Mt. Sedgwick

Mt. Alpha and peaks behind Lake Lovely Water

Mt. Alpha and peaks behind Lake Lovely Water

Mt. Tantalus...

Mt. Tantalus…

Mt. Cayley et al.

Mt. Cayley et al.

A zoomed-in view of Atwell Peak's summit. Patagonia in Squamish?! Mmm....

A zoomed-in view of Atwell Peak’s summit. Patagonia in Squamish?! Mmm….

Parapet and Isosceles Peaks

Parapet and Isosceles Peaks

Mamquam Mountain

Mamquam Mountain

Looking down the mellow south slopes towards The Gargoyles and Columnar Peak

Looking down the mellow south slopes towards The Gargoyles and Columnar Peak

Summit Panorama from Diamond Head. Click to view large size.

Summit Panorama from Diamond Head. Click to view large size.

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