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Mt. Cruiser Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,104'
Location: 47.56445, -123.31552 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The tallest summit on Sawtooth Ridge, Mt. Cruiser is an impressive pillar comprised of pillow lava. The rock here is fairly solid, but protection can be sparse.

Getting There 

Standard approach is via Flapjack Lakes. From the lakes, head toward Gladys Divide and turn right to ascend 700 ft to Needle Pass. From the pass, ascend the ridge crest (north). Follow the ridge along its' west side for roughly 1/8 of a mile (up and over Beta) to a dirty, loose gully where you cross over to the east side of the ridge. From here, descend to the base of the summit pinnacle.

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Weather station 11.5 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: a view of Cruiser from the south.

South Corner Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c  Washington : Olympic National Park : Mt. Cruiser
From the base of the chute, ascend the 4th class rock to a chockstone. From the chockstone, either climb up and left through the cannonhole, or on the face to the right of the chockstone and onto a large ledge above. Some rope up for the chockstone pitch. From the ledge, ascend the south face on solid rock with sparse pro past a few old manky bolts to an excellent belay and pair of new bolted anchors on the ridge line. From here it is exposed class 3 to the summit.The remaining bit to the sum...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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