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Gregorio Peak
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Gregorio Peak, north aspect
Highest point
Elevation 2,605 m (8,547 ft)
Prominence 255 m (837 ft)
Parent peak Black Prince Mountain (2742 m)
Gregorio Peak is located in British Columbia
Gregorio Peak
Gregorio Peak
Location in British Columbia
Gregorio Peak is located in Canada
Gregorio Peak
Gregorio Peak
Location in Canada
Location Valhalla Provincial Park
British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Valhalla Ranges
Selkirk Mountains
Topo map NTS 82F/13
Type of rock Gneiss
First ascent 1970 by Bob Dean, Howie Ridge
Easiest route Southeast Ridge class 3

Gregorio Peak is a 2,605-metre (8,547-foot) mountain summit located in the Valhalla Ranges of the Selkirk Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. It is situated on the southwestern border of Valhalla Provincial Park, 8.7 km (5.4 mi) west of Gladsheim Peak, and 19 km (12 mi) west of Slocan and Slocan Lake. The mountain's name commemorates Michael Gregory, a resident of the Slocan area known to his friends as Gregorio, who drowned in a canoeing accident on Slocan Lake in 1971 returning from a climb of nearby Devils Couch. This peak's name was submitted by Anthony Eweson of New Denver for consideration, and it was officially adopted March 4, 1974, by the Geographical Names Board of Canada. Based on the Köppen climate classification, Gregorio Peak has a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors  below −30 °C. Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains into Gwillim Creek and Hoder Creek, both tributaries of the Slocan River. Its nearest higher peak is Lucifer Peak, 2.8 km (1.7 mi) to the north-northeast. The first ascent of the peak was made August 25, 1970, by Bob Dean and Howie Ridge.

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