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Inspiration Peak 
West McMillan Spire 

Southern Pickets Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,340'
Location: 48.7716, -121.2836 View Map  Incorrect?
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A picket of steep peaks guarding the northern areas of the North Cascades.

Getting There 

Hwy 20 to Goodell Creek Trail near Newhalem.

Climbing Season

For the North Cascades area.

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Southern Pickets

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Southern Pickets:
West Ridge   4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b PG13     Trad, Alpine, 2000'   West McMillan Spire
East Ridge   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 800'   Inspiration Peak
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Featured Route For Southern Pickets
Rock Climbing Photo: The South Face of Inspiration Peak

South Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Washington : Northwest Region : ... : Inspiration Peak
Access a small buttress under the south face via the glacier, climb up and right to access a right-trending ramp, belay below a corner system, trend up and left to connect with obvious gash in upper south face. Chimney up the gash to the top. Descent: scramble downward a few hundred feet toward a notch and rappel....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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