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Black Peak Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,970'
Location: 48.5237, -120.8154 View Map  Incorrect?
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Black Peak is located in the north Cascades, close to highway 20, and is one of Washington's tallest non-volcanic peaks. The quality of the rock is uninspiring, but the short approach and excellent views from the summit ensure that there are at least two popular routes up the mountain.

Getting There 

Take highway 20 to the Lake Anne/Heather Pass trailhead (around MP 157). Follow the trail to Lake Ann, bearing right first where the trail forks, then bear right up higher, toward Heather Pass. Drop down the other side of the pass, on snow early season or talus late season. Continue first to Lewis Lake, navigating around the lake (on the left if there's snow, or on the dirt trail on the right) and then climb up among trees to Wing Lake right under the peak.

Climbing Season

Weather station 14.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Black Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Black Peak:
South Ridge   4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b     Trad, Alpine, 1000'   
Northeast Ridge   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c     Trad, Alpine, Grade II   
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Featured Route For Black Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: Britta climbing through dramatic fog

Northeast Ridge Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c  Washington : Northwest Region : ... : Black Peak
This route is a quintessential Cascades ridge climb, featuring easy climbing, brilliant position and pulse-quickening exposure. Rock quality is "not good" at the bottom of the route, and improves noticeably to "mediocre" as you ascend.The route is mostly fourth-class with some low-fifth steps. Good simulclimbing terrain.Routefinding is generally easier than it appears. Climb the ridge, tending toward the left side more than the right....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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