Avg: 2.7 from 19 votes
|Type:||Snow, Alpine, 1000 ft (303 m), Grade II|
|Page Views:||811 total · 22/month|
|Shared By:||Gavin W on Aug 27, 2017|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters|
The climb is most often done in a day from the trailhead, but can also be completed in a leisurely two (or even three!) days. If you choose to camp, the Hannegan Camps (just below Hannegan Pass) are a great location that offers plenty of tent sites and a toilet. Camping is also permitted along the saddle between Ruth and Point 5930. If you choose to use the bivy sites on the summit of Ruth, be aware that this is inside the North Cascades National Park and as such requires a permit (which can be acquired at the Glacier Public Service Center).
Hike the 4 miles to Hannegan Pass, and from there follow the climbers trail south towards Point 5930. Beware, during late season this trail follows a very eroded creek bed (coming back down this trail is probably the technical crux of the whole day). Follow the trail left around Point 5930, and across the saddle to the base of the climb.