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Big Horn is the largest of the "horn" rock formations leading W from Mount Curtis Gilbert. This area is in the Goat Rocks area in southern WA, between Mts. Adams and Rainier. Other peaks on that ridge line are Little Horn, Black Thumb and Goat Citadel. The climb itself involves ascending a chimney system on the South face (many ledges, class 3). The final summit pitch according to Becky is a "difficult" 10-ft. vertical crack. This area is in the Goat Rocks Wilderness Area, and it's called that for a reason. Might want to bring binoculars for mountain goat watching.
|Driving Distance from Portland||160 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||3 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||Cascade Alpine Guide: Columbia River to Stevens Pass by Fred Beckey|
|Relevant Maps||Green Trails, White Pass, No. 303, USGS maps Walupt Lake & Old Snowy Mountain|