This route, with a mere 3,800 vertical gain and a 4 mile round trip hike, is one of the more moderate approaches to scenic summit one can find in the Cascades. This is largely a class 3 scramble route and ridge traverse. Pay attention on the drive in, as the maze of logging roads can be confusing. Early season ascents might have some steeper snow traverses.
|Driving Distance from Portland||250 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||5 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in one day|
|Relevant Books||Climbing Washington's Mountains by Jeff Smoot Cascade Alpine Guide: Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass by Fred Beckey|
|Relevant Maps||USGS 7.5 series White Chuck Mountain, Green Trails #111 (Sloan Peak) <href="http: maps.google.com="" maps?f="q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Whitechuck+Mountain&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=40.732051,93.164063&ie=UTF8&ll=48.207372,-121.416221&spn=0.016788,0.04549&t=p&z=15"" title="Google map">Google map</href="http:>|