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Whatcom Peak

Washington > Northwest Region > N Cascades

Description

Whatcom Peak lies to the south of Whatcom Pass, at the head of the Little Beaver Creek drainage. Beckey describes the peak as an "associated outlier" of the Picket Range, separated by the the point of Perfect Pass to the south of the peak.

Getting There

Take trails either from Little Beaver (hike in via Big Beaver/Beaver Pass from the Ross Dam trailhead off Highway 20, or take the water taxi ($135 from Ross Lake Resort to Little Beaver in 2016)) or Hannegan Pass (accessed from the Mt. Baker Highway 542 and FS Road 32) to Whatcom Pass. The North Ridge is accessed by heading directly south from Whatcom Pass. The south side route can be accessed from Whatcom Pass by a low orbit of the peak on the east, or from Easy Ridge to Perfect Pass.

Routes from Left to Right

3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Mod. Snow
 3
North Ridge
Trad, Snow, Alpine
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Easy Snow PG13
 1
South Spur
Trad, Snow, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
North Ridge
 3
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine
South Spur
 1
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Easy Snow PG13 Trad, Snow, Alpine

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Whatcom Peak and Perfect Pass, viewed from the south from the NW ridge of Challenger.
[Hide Photo] Whatcom Peak and Perfect Pass, viewed from the south from the NW ridge of Challenger.

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Jon Nelson
Redmond, WA
[Hide Comment] Thanks for the addition.
Can you add some driving directions? Jul 28, 2016