Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I Guide Book

by Jim Nelson & Peter Potterfield (The Mountaineers Books)
Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I  by Jim Nelson & Peter Potterfield

317pp/photos/maps/topos
ISBN: 0898867673

For ambitious newbies and hardcore climbers alike, this revised guide includes 12 new climbs. Inside are details on more than 75 of the most popular climbs in the Cascade Range. The maps are accompanied by 200 black & white photos, half with route overlays. This edition contains a mix of walk-ups, snow climbs, scrambles, wilderness alpine routes, hard rock climbs, ice climbs, and strenuous mixed climbs. The idea of a qualitative climbing guide - one that rates climbs by appeal, not by difficulty or type of climbing - was new to the Washington Cascades when this book was first published, and climbers loved it. ** Note that this book contains more routes on more mountains than are listed here on Trails.com.

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Trails from the "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I" Guide Book
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... Preview: Along with neighboring peaks in the Monte Cristo vicinity, Big Four Mountain stands well west of the Cascades crest. Despite its relatively low elevation, the mountain has become one of the most popul ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I"
Granite Falls, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Close to the urban centers of western Washington and easily reached by interstate highway, Chair Peak has long been a popular destination for climbers. Views from the summit include Mounts Rainier and ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I"
North Bend, WA - Climbing
... Preview: This is a scenic climb on high-quality rock with straightforward routefinding. The unrelenting steepness of the route, combined with the impressive backdrop of glaciers and spires, gives the climb the ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I"
Mazama, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Colchuck Balanced Rock is located high above Colchuck Lake, with views of Colchuck Peak and the north side of Mount Stuart, which makes the route a special one for those who can manage the technical d ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I"
Leavenworth, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Dome Peak marks the end (or beginning) of the world-famous Ptarmigan Traverse, the chain of mountains first climbed in 1938 by a loose association of hard men who called themselves the Ptarmigan Climb ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I"
Darrington, WA - Climbing
... Preview: A big mountain perched on the edge of an expansive ice sheet, Eldorado Peak’s dramatic summit—a Himalayan-like knife-edge of snow—makes an alluring destination for alpine climbers. The route recommend ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I"
Marblemount, WA - Climbing
... Preview: This is a straightforward glacier route in a very scenic area guarded by an exceptionally long approach for a Cascade volcano. In fact, Glacier Peak holds the distinction of being the Cascades’ only t ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I"
Darrington, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Located on the edge of the Boulder River Wilderness, Green Giant Buttress has a remote and out-of-the way feel to it. Situated well west of the Cascades crest, its proximity to Seattle is somewhat off ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I"
Darrington, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Guye Peak has a couple of strikes against it, right from the start: a well-deserved reputation for poor rock, and its modest elevation. But in spite of being one of the lowest peaks in the Snoqualmie ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I"
North Bend, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Nestled up against the western edge of the Cascades in the Skykomish Valley near the town of Index is a place with more exposed granite than almost anywhere else in the range. Only an hour from Seattl ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I"
Index, WA - Climbing
... Preview: This sunny, south-facing ridge rises above a lunar-like basin of weird red rock. The peak offers views right into the huge flank of Mount Stuart, which towers majestically just across Ingalls Creek to ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I"
Cle Elum, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Washington Pass is destined to become increasingly known as a center for Northwest alpine rock climbing in the years to come, more so than even the Stuart Range. Ease of access combined with rich alpi ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I"
Mazama, WA - Climbing
... Preview: With a hard approach and a 3rd-class route on mediocre rock, the climb of Luna Peak has little to recommend it except the setting and the view—a view into what is probably the most rugged alpine wilde ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I"
Marblemount, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Not really a summit in its own right but more a feature on Concord Tower, Minuteman is, however, separate enough to have its own identity. It is prominent and distinctive, ending in a summited tower b ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I"
Mazama, WA - Climbing
... Preview: An interesting climbing route on a big and very broken glacier tumbling down a narrow corridor between rock walls from Mount Adam’s expansive summit plateau, this is certainly one of the best climbs o ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I"
Randle, WA - Climbing
... Preview: The South Spur, South Rib, or so-called Standard route, which is approached from Cold Springs, is—along with climb 4 on Mount St. Helens—one of the easiest and safest routes up any of the Cascade volc ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I"
Trout Lake, WA - Climbing
... Preview: The third-highest mountain in the state of Washington, Mount Baker wears its heavy mantle of ice with exceptional beauty. And while not as massive or dominating as Mount Rainier or Mount Adams, Mount ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I"
Sedro Woolley, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Two classic north-face snow-and-ice routes are recommended on North Cascades National Park’s Mount Buckner, one of the elusive Cascades Range “nine-thousanders.” The volcanoes have longer routes, but ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I"
Marblemount, WA - Climbing
... Preview: A moderate snow-and-glacier climb finishing with a short section of 5th-class climbing on pretty good rock, Mount Challenger is a remote and highly satisfying climb that makes for an almost spiritual ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I"
Glacier, WA - Climbing
... Preview: While the climb of Mount Goode’s Northeast Buttress really cannot be considered a high-quality alpine rock route—such as climbs on Bear Mountain or Prusik Peak— Goode is so high, wild, and remote that ... From the guidebook "Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I"
Sedro Woolley, WA - Climbing