The Flagpole Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Snow gullie approach to the Flagpole. Take the se...
Hike 7 miles with 4,000' of elevation gain for two pitches of climbing, one of them being a bolt ladder on sketchy bolts? Sign me up! This route's for you. Once you're standing on top of this finger of granite with the ground falling below you for thousands of feet, you'll realize it was worth it.
Use my photo for specific approach beta. But do approach up the Stuart Lake Trail and Asgard Pass. Nelson's climbing guide has historically recommended a South side approach up Crystal Creek drainage. I've done this too and although scenic, is so much longer and troublesome to get to the start of the route.
Climbing Season For the Stuart-Enchantments area.
Weather station 13.5 miles from here
1 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For The Flagpole
West Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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The West Face route is a fun bolt ladder after a wandry but easy approach pitch of approximately 5.7 climbing. The bolts on the ladder are old and somewhat dodgy looking. I used tie offs through some of the hangars as they were unable to accommodate regular biners. Although these days of very low profile biners that may not be an issue anymore. The top anchor is nice and new and very reliable. The exposure on this route is memorable....[more] Browse More Classics in Washington
Kyle Flick on the approach to The Flagpole.
The Flagpole as seen from Prusik Peak. It's that ...
BETA PHOTO: For the approach, Take the second snow gullie to t...
The Flagpole from the approach.