Elevation: 5,349 ft
GPS: 47.456, -121.389 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris S on Jan 14, 2016 · Updates
Admins: Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

Description

A red-colored mountain having lower-class climbs and hiking ascents. It is located on the E-W ridge midway between Lundin Peak and the Kendall Katwalk, and its slopes fall into the Middle Fork River Valley and the Commonwealth Creek basin. The approach involves a roughly 3-mile hike. It was likely climbed at a very early date by miners due to the ease of access on the southwest slope. The north face is a more precipitous cliff of 300+ feet.

The rock is somewhat similar to basalt, although not structured in the same way. It is often loose, in some places more than others (specifically the east and west ridges near the summit). The stone is formed into large slabs on the south side that are much more solid. Other objective hazards include avalanche danger on most of its flanks in winter, although it is a pleasant snow climb at that time. 

Getting There

From Seattle, drive I-90 E to Exit 52. Cross under I-90 and follow signs to the parking lot for the Pacific Crest Trail. Parking here requires a NW Forest Service pass. (You can park further away at the Summit to avoid the fee.) Take the PCT north. Hike about 3 miles up along Commonwealth Creek to the base of the mountain.

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