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Re: Cool Mountain Names

Postby Hotoven » Fri May 18, 2012 2:59 pm

Bake Oven Knob (named after me of course :) )

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Re: Cool Mountain Names

Postby kylenicolls » Mon May 21, 2012 9:55 pm

Not a mountain... but that I've come across, I always thought Misery Hill was a great nickname for the top lump preceding the summit plateau of the south routes on Shasta. Not quite as extreme as bloody dick, lol. But reasonable.
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Re: Cool Mountain Names

Postby splattski » Mon May 21, 2012 11:08 pm

Not very colorful, but ranks high for descriptive accuracy:
Bad Rock Peak

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Re: Cool Mountain Names

Postby kamil » Tue May 22, 2012 4:48 pm

Trevers89 wrote:Anyway I've always thought that the Welsh mountains sounded like they were named by Tolkein. Yr Wydffa, Dinas Mot, Crib Goch... kind of makes you feel you're simply walking into Mordor (but far more photogenic!)


Let's not forget Fan y Big in Wales then - been there, otherwise wouldn't perhaps ever hear of it :D

and...

Wank can be an option to get out and up just for the fun of it...............
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Re: Cool Mountain Names

Postby dan2see » Tue May 22, 2012 9:58 pm

In the Canadian Rockies, most of the mountain names are really lame. A lot of interesting peaks don't even have names.
So I've named my favorite peaks:

The unnamed mountain above Barrier Lake has a headwall and waterfalls that I named "Heartbreak Mountain", because after failing to surmount this peak, my scramble-buddy left Calgary for school down east, and broke my heart.
The other side of this mountain is accessible from Heart Mountain, which actually really looks like a Valentines heart.

We have a peak that somebody named "Midnight Peak". I don't know who named it, and why this name.
The next mountain is smaller, and folks call it "Twilight Peak".
But the rock system in-between (more than a col, not quite a ridge) is a challenge on its own. I've got lost on it, and I've been blocked by snow or rocks, both summer and winter, even though there's nothing hard about it. So I call it "The Twilight Zone".

Twilight Peak marks the entrance to a creek valley. About 6 kilometers up this valley I scramble through this canyon, into a space more than a kilometer in diameter. It is surrounded by three summits and a ridge, with some cascading waterfalls on the north, west, and south slopes. It's absolutely primitive, except for me -- I camp overnight sometimes, only 200 meters below the summits.
My name for this perfect place is "Shangri-La".
This name is slightly on the lame side, so the next time I'm up there I will look for a better name. Sort of a vision-quest, and it deserves it.

Everybody here knows what "The Wedge" is. Well just across the highway is an un-named rock. Its about one kilometer from north to south, a half-kilometer tall, and a quarter-kilometer from east to west. A local guy found a scramble-route, and gave it a name that's so goofy that I refuse to tell it here. So I named the east face, "Eau Claire Headwall", and I'm hoping to find anybody to team-up with me and we'll establish a route or two, and install our own summit register.

My current project is exploring a section of McDougall Ridge although nobody I know knows that name. So just to designate the area I'm exploring, I've named it "Sundance Headwall". Not the whole mountain -- just the headwall.
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Re: Cool Mountain Names

Postby Trevers89 » Tue May 22, 2012 10:09 pm

kamil wrote:
Trevers89 wrote:Anyway I've always thought that the Welsh mountains sounded like they were named by Tolkein. Yr Wydffa, Dinas Mot, Crib Goch... kind of makes you feel you're simply walking into Mordor (but far more photogenic!)


Let's not forget Fan y Big in Wales then - been there, otherwise wouldn't perhaps ever hear of it :D

and...

Wank can be an option to get out and up just for the fun of it...............


Yeah, my trip up Fan-y Big was definitely on my mind while I was high on Wank :lol:

I did come across Wank on the map while I was hiking in the German-Austrian border region and nearly pissed myself laughing. It was out of our way but I wonder how many people have climbed it just so they can say they have

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Re: Cool Mountain Names

Postby tonyo » Wed May 23, 2012 1:28 am

kamil wrote:
Let's not forget Fan y Big in Wales then - been there, otherwise wouldn't perhaps ever hear of it :D



The name of that one's going to be lost on those unfamiliar with the UK/AUS meaning.. :o
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