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Mt. Shuksan Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 9,127'
Location: 48.83102, -121.60283 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 23, 2006
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Mt. Baker from the Sulphide Glacier

Description 

This beautiful peak lies slightly northeast of Mt. Baker. It is one of the most photographed peaks in America.

Getting There 

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Climbing Season



Weather station 13.2 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mt. Shuksan

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mt. Shuksan:
North Face        Alpine, 5500'   Shuksan- North West
White Salmon Glacier        Alpine, 5500'   Shuksan- North West
Sulphide Glacier Route   3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a     Alpine, Grade II   Sulphide Glacier
Fisher Chimneys   4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 4000'   Shuksan- North West
Price Glacier Route   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c WI3-4     Ice, Alpine   Price Glacier
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Featured Route For Mt. Shuksan
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from the top of the Chimney. You can ...

Fisher Chimneys 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow  Washington : Northwest Region : ... : Shuksan- North West
Fred Becky calls this a "tortuous" route. It weaves through a steep and exposed chimney system on the Shuksan Arm, briefly touches the top of White Salmon Glacier, up a steep snow slope, across the dramatic Upper Curtis Glacier, up a second steep step to the Sulphide Glacier and finishes at the 3/4th class summit pyramid. This route has a lot going on and requires a variety of skills, but the route finding is easier than it seems. The dramatic views change as you ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

Photos of Mt. Shuksan Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing on the Upper Curtis Glacier (Fisher Chimn...
Climbing on the Upper Curtis Glacier (Fisher Chimn...
Rock Climbing Photo: A nice sunny morning with a fresh blanket of snow.
A nice sunny morning with a fresh blanket of snow.
Rock Climbing Photo: A nice break in the clouds.
A nice break in the clouds.
Rock Climbing Photo: Shuksan. Photo from summit of Baker.
Shuksan. Photo from summit of Baker.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Shuksan
Mt. Shuksan
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers on Shuksan summit pyramid (northeast rib)...
Climbers on Shuksan summit pyramid (northeast rib)...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ski ascent via Sulphide Glacier on May 13, 2011
Ski ascent via Sulphide Glacier on May 13, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Shuksan
Mt. Shuksan
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Shuksan taken from the Summit of neighboring M...
Mt. Shuksan taken from the Summit of neighboring M...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Shuskan from Picture Lake.
Mt. Shuskan from Picture Lake.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Shuksan. Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Shuksan. Photo by Blitzo.

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By Merlin
From: Grand Junction
Mar 14, 2009
Coming when?
By John VanBoxtel
From: Portland, OR
Apr 29, 2009
Here is some information gleaned from other websites:

The mountain is a huge, sprawling mass of ridges, pinnacles, and glaciers, almost its own sub-range. Although the rugged northern side of the peak gives it its fame, the easiest route to the summit climbs the vast Sulphide Glacier from the south, starting a long, long way from the Mount Baker Highway. The Sulphide Glacier rolls right up to the 700-foot high jagged summit pyramid, an easy scramble on steep, loose rock. In early season, the Sulphide is a great ski run.

The easiest and most popular northern route is the Fisher Chimneys route, a devious path winding its way up the north and west slopes of the peak that can be a routefinding challenge but is mostly class 3 climbing or easier. Other routes can be very difficult, including serious ice climbing on the spectacular hanging glaciers that line the peaks frontage to the deep cirque of the Nooksack River.

Getting There:
Fisher Chimneys route: Drive State Route 542 from Bellingham to the Mt. Baker ski area. Continue on gravel road about 1½ miles upward to the parking lot at Austin Pass, 4,700 ft (1,433 m). Hike trail #600 to Lake Ann.

Sulphide Glacier route: Drive State Route 20 east from Interstate 5 at Burlington. Turn left on the Baker Lake-Grandy Lake road and drive 23 miles to just opposite Shannon Creek Campground. Turn left on road No. 1152 and drive 4.5 miles. Turn right on road (1152)014 and drive another 1.4 miles to the end of the road, 2,500 ft (762 m). Hike the trail on an old logging road bed to the end in a brush-covered clearcut. Hike the trail steeply up onto Shannon Ridge above into the virgin forest. Follow this trail in forest to the open ridge with views of Mt. Baker. Then hike the ridge to its end below a pass that leads onto the southern flank of Mt. Shuksan.
By Max Tepfer
From: Bend, OR
May 14, 2009
Why is Mt. Triumph in the Mt. Shuksan section? If it's description refers to the same Triumph I'm thinking of, it's nowhere near Shuksan...

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