Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Sapphire PK

East Ridge T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c AI2
South Ridge T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c AI2-3
South Tooth T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a AI2

Description

At 6,300ft Sapphire Pk is one of the crown jewels of Thompson Pass that towers above the HWY. To gain access to Sapphire PK requires a bit of alpine trickery. The 27 Mile Glacier basin is guarded by the the ever threatening and dissecting ice fall seen from the road and a cirque rim that is riddled with gendarmes and cornices.

Getting There

The two main access points are to park at Ptarmigan Creek for the directissima route or the the Worthington Glacier State Park for the long way in.

3 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Sapphire PK Change
Type:  to 
Quality: Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
Empty
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

0 Comments

More About Sapphire PK

Printer-Friendly Guide
What's New

All Photos Within Sapphire PK (11)

Most Popular · Newest