Naming: The mountain is said to have taken its name from the Pipestone River and Pipestone Pass and. At the head of the river, green and red shale was soft enough for the Indians to make pipes out of it. Official name. Other names Mount Macoun. (from peakfinder.com)
When Phil Richards and I set about to scramble Pipestone Mountain, we didn't realize the confusion involved with knowing where the true summit was! The high point is certainly not the labeled one on modern maps, but the official elevation of 2971m is certainly the high point - not the labeled one to the SE. As a result of the confusion, we named the high point "Pipestone Mountain" and the labeled, lower one, "Pipestone Towers".