Cascade Mountain Slide
Avg: 3.2 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, 2000 ft|
|Page Views:||1,847 total · 26/month|
|Shared By:||Benjaminadk on Jul 23, 2012|
Scramble up the blocky bottom section of the slide to the base of tall (100+ foot) waterfall. Now the fun begins! Climb the waterfall on blocky holds with an careful eye for loose rock. Continue crisscrossing the flow as needed until reaching the top where things mellow out. Note: While this section is 4th class there is exposure and falling is not a healthy option. Continue up the slide. Note the variety of rock types contained in this relatively small area. After a couple more 3rd class sections the slide really mellows to just steeper than flat. Continue up until confronted with a steep slabby headwall. This is the top of the slide. Climb this (easy fifth class fiction) with care and pick your line wisely. There is legit rock climbing on this slab and it becomes chose your own adventure at this point. Again falling here would not be pleasant. Note - this headwall can be avoided to the left with some scrambling. Continue up and left at the top of the slide through glades until the summit of cascade is visible. Bushwack through some thick spruce until hitting rock and bang you are there.
Park at the Cascade Lakes Day Use Area and follow the path to the base of the slide. Approach is less than 5 min and the slide is visible from route 73.
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