Climbing Washington's Mountains Guide Book

by Jeff Smoot (Falcon Guides)
Climbing Washingtonand39;s Mountains  by Jeff Smoot

416pp/photos/sketches/maps
ISBN: 0762710861

Washington is home to some of the nation's most inspiring and rugged mountains. Rocky summits, glaciers, high mountain lakes, deep glacier-carved valleys, and long, exposed ridges are just some of the rewards awaiting hikers and climbers in the Cascades and Olympic Mountains. From moderate walk-ups and alpine scrambles in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and Olympic Mountains, to technical routes in the North Cascades, and including all of the state's 9,000-footers and high volcanoes, Climbing Washington's Mountains provides the information needed to climb 100 of the state's outstanding summits. Look inside for detailed descriptions of each peak and recommended routes, including: an introduction to each peak, summit details, detailed approach maps and illustrations, and much more.

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Trails from the "Climbing Washington's Mountains" Guide Book
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... Preview: Alta Mountain is the high point of the divide between Gold Creek and Kachess Lake. Although not a particularly high peak, it rises dramatically from Gold Creek Valley in a 3,000-foot rampart. Alta Mou ... From the guidebook "Climbing Washington's Mountains"
Easton, WA - Climbing - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Mount Baring is one of the most dramatic peaks of the western Cascade Range, although you wouldn’t know it unless you viewed the mountain from the proper vantage point. The mountain is craggy and prec ... From the guidebook "Climbing Washington's Mountains"
Baring, WA - Climbing - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Big Chiwaukum is the highest of the Chiwaukum Mountains, a subrange of modestly craggy older peaks lying on the high divide separating Icicle Creek and the Nason Creek–Wenatchee River drainage, includ ... From the guidebook "Climbing Washington's Mountains"
Leavenworth, WA - Climbing - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: Big Jim Mountain is one of the high points of Icicle Ridge. It is a commanding but gentle peak compared with its craggy neighbors across Icicle Creek Canyon and offers a relatively easy scrambling asc ... From the guidebook "Climbing Washington's Mountains"
Leavenworth, WA - Climbing - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Big Snow Mountain is one of the major peaks of the Snoqualmie River region of the western Cascade Range. Indeed, it is the highest mountain in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness west of the several 7,000-foo ... From the guidebook "Climbing Washington's Mountains"
North Bend, WA - Climbing - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: Black Peak is the highest summit in the vicinity of Rainy Pass. It is a big, accessible peak with a relatively easy approach and little routefinding or climbing difficulty, making it very popular, des ... From the guidebook "Climbing Washington's Mountains"
Mazama, WA - Climbing - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Bonanza Peak is the highest non-volcanic peak in the Cascade Range and one of the most challenging summits included in this guide, all things considered. Bonanza Peak is a precipitous, heavily glaciat ... From the guidebook "Climbing Washington's Mountains"
Holden Village, WA - Climbing - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Although not the highest peak of the Cascade Pass area of the North Cascades, Buckner Mountain is considered the “king” of the region by virtue of its great size and location. Because it is nearer to ... From the guidebook "Climbing Washington's Mountains"
Marblemount, WA - Climbing - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: Cadet Peak is one of a cluster of 7,000-foot summits in the Monte Cristo region, including Monte Cristo Peak, Kyes Peak, and Columbia Peak, and is probably the easiest of the group from a technical st ... From the guidebook "Climbing Washington's Mountains"
Monte Cristo, WA - Climbing - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Cannon Mountain is a big but relatively inconspicuous peak hidden at the western edge of the Lost World Plateau. Although it is one of the major peaks of the region, rising higher than its cross-canyo ... From the guidebook "Climbing Washington's Mountains"
Leavenworth, WA - Climbing - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Cashmere Mountain is a great pyramid-shaped peak rising up from Icicle Creek Canyon about 10 miles west of Leavenworth. It is one of the most prominent peaks of the Cascades’ eastern front range, easi ... From the guidebook "Climbing Washington's Mountains"
Leavenworth, WA - Climbing - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: Chair Peak, the highest summit of the Denny Mountain group, is only slightly less popular than The Tooth as a climbing objective despite a slightly shorter approach. Although it is not the highest pea ... From the guidebook "Climbing Washington's Mountains"
Hyak, WA - Climbing - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Chikamin Peak is the prominent, angular peak rising at the head of Gold Creek Valley, easily seen from Interstate 90 near the Hyak exit. It is probably the easiest of the several 7,000-foot summits al ... From the guidebook "Climbing Washington's Mountains"
Cle Elum, WA - Climbing - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Chimney Rock is the highest of the Snoqualmie Crest peaks and probably the most difficult summit of the group, accessible only by ascending a steep glacier and several pitches of steep technical rock. ... From the guidebook "Climbing Washington's Mountains"
Cle Elum, WA - Climbing - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: Clark Mountain is the highest summit of the Dakobed Range, a modest subrange of 8,000-foot peaks rising above the White River Valley, only a few miles southeast of Glacier Peak. Clark is an attractive ... From the guidebook "Climbing Washington's Mountains"
Leavenworth, WA - Climbing - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: Colchuck Peak is one of the major summits in the Stuart Range. Like other summits of the range, its south slopes are rocky but relatively gentle, presenting little technical difficulty, in contrast to ... From the guidebook "Climbing Washington's Mountains"
Leavenworth, WA - Climbing - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Columbia Peak, another of the major summits of the Monte Cristo region, is one of the best climbs of the group and involves a reasonable approach with a fun, varied 800-foot summit scramble up the wes ... From the guidebook "Climbing Washington's Mountains"
Monte Cristo, WA - Climbing - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Cowlitz Chimneys is the collective name of a group of rock peaks and spires forming an extension of the Cowlitz Divide on the east side of Mount Rainier, just east of Panhandle Gap. There are three ch ... From the guidebook "Climbing Washington's Mountains"
Cliffdell, WA - Climbing - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: Del Campo Peak is one of the major peaks of the Monte Cristo region. Although it stands only 6,610 feet high—small compared with the several 7,000-foot summits only a few miles east—Del Campo seems re ... From the guidebook "Climbing Washington's Mountains"
Monte Cristo, WA - Climbing - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Despite an unassuming presence from Ingalls Creek and the Enchantment Lakes, Dragontail Peak is one of the most impressive peaks of the Stuart Range, at least when viewed from the north. From here, yo ... From the guidebook "Climbing Washington's Mountains"
Leavenworth, WA - Climbing - Trail Length: 14

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