The climb has a little of everything: several miles on a good trail to a notch, a short glacier descent, and about 6 pitches of 4th class up to about 5.6 rock. There are other popular scrambling routes (3rd and 4th class), on Vesper, and all routes are usually done car-to car in one day. Start early on this climb, and plan it early in the season (before mid Aug) so you can easily cross the glacier leading to the rock.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 250 miles
Driving Time from Portland 5 hours
Expected Duration Car to car in one day
Relevant Books Selected Climbs in the Cascades Vol. 2 by Nelson and Potterfield Cascade Alpine Guide: Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass by Fred Beckey
Relevant Maps USGS 7.5 minute series Bedal and Silverton, Greentrails Silverton, #110, and Sloan Peak, #111 <href="http:"" maps?f="q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Vesper+Peak&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=40.732051,93.164063&ie=UTF8&ll=48.012894,-121.517072&spn=0.016852,0.04549&t=p&z=15&iwloc=addr"" title="Google map">Google map</href="http:>