Login with Facebook
North Peak

Select Route:
West Face T 

North Peak  

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 8,200'
Page Views: 2,557
Administrators: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: blakeherrington on Dec 20, 2008
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!


Looming steeply above the Chickamin Galcier, the North Gunsight Peak boasts one of the Cascades' sheerest and cleanest faces. Although fiary broken up from the East, good rock and lower-angle terrain may eventually yield high-quality rock climbs as well. This peak also has an interesting summit structure, with a thin terrace/sidewalk (still housing the original 1938 summit register) roughly 30' below teh actual top of the peak, which is reached via chimneys or corners from the small terrace below.

Getting There 

Distinctly Alpine

Climbing Season

For the North Cascades area.

Weather station 12.3 miles from here

1 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For North Peak

West Face 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  WA : Northwest Region : ... : North Peak
First Ascent by Jim Nelson and Carl Dietrich in 1986 at 5.10 A2, The route went 20 years before a repeat, and 21 years later (2007) saw it's FFA by Max Hasson and Jens Holsten, 5.11+Pitch 1 - Rated 5.7 by the first ascentonists, this pitch is more like 5.9 or 5.10a, with less than obvious gear. Climb up a pillar, cracks, flakes, and occasional knobs, generally straight up. A belay can be made at ~40m on a small (think one foot) stance.Pitch 2 - The crux pitch. Follow thin cracks and knobs to the...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

Comments on North Peak Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!