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Poster Peak Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,840'
Location: 48.50271, -120.63726 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This is a very worthy little peak offering at least a couple alpine routes at this point. Check out Ian's guidebook for more details.

Getting There 

From the Hairpin, wander SE through the rock field. At the trees, look for cairns. Follow cairns and trails through the trees and talus fields to the drainage that comes down from Poster Peak.
Follow this drainage uphill (South). Keep looking left (East) for some cairns that will take you across the drainage and following treeline below the buttresses of Poster Peak. House Buttress is the first one you will come below. Eventually staying at treeline and following cairns, you will come around to where you can see Blue's Buttress. Ian's guidebook says to traverse high right below the buttresses. There isn't much of a trail there and you would be walking through loose talus. Stay lower at treeline and follow the cairns through the talus and trails.

Climbing Season



Weather station 12.2 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Poster Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: Angela Hawse belaying Erica Engle up the 2nd pitch...

Blue's Buttress 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Washington : Northwest Region : ... : Poster Peak
Good, fun, easy alpine route. Ian's guidebook gives great information for this route, so I won't belabor the point. I will say that once you are on route, stop looking at the guidebook or topo. Just stay on the ridge following the line of least resistance. Experienced alpinists will enjoy this route as a solo. This route has a lot of loose rocks on it. Be careful climbing under other parties. A planned trundle-party where no one is underneath the route would make this route a lot better....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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By Kyle Elliott
From: Everett, WA
Jun 26, 2017
somewhere along the approach is a single mythos shoe my partner lost on the way down, and a blue black diamond headlamp. I dont really care to get them back, just fyi that this approach apparently eats belongings. :)

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