Buckner Mountain and Horseshoe Peak

Rockport, Washington 98283

Buckner Mountain and Horseshoe Peak

Buckner Mountain and Horseshoe Peak Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Located at the eastern end of the enormous cirque that holds the Boston Glacier, Buckner Mountain stands less angular and ominous than many of the surrounding peaks but is still imposing and impressive. Its southwest peak is estimated to be just 2 feet higher than its northeast peak. The north face sports popular snow and ice routes, but the easiest way to the summit is from the southwest. For some climbers, steep snow in early summer or loose rock in late summer makes this section undesirable. Even so, the southwest face consists of scrambling and climbing that is within the ability of the basic-level climber (see definition on page 3). Ripsaw Ridge is the backbone of spires above Horseshoe Basin connecting Sahale Mountain to the summit of Buckner Mountain. Horseshoe Peak is the highest spire on the ridge."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
3 days
North Cascades National Park
Local Contacts
USGS: Cascade Pass, Goode Mountain
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Dec 2018