This long and somewhat complicated route boats a beautiful approach but climbing of mixed quality. While there are high quality pitches of extremely enjoyable climbing, they are relatively short. Expect loose, scree filled gullies, and rock climbing up to 5.8.
|Driving Distance from Portland||340 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||7 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in one day|
|Relevant Books||Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume IIby Nelson and Potterfield Cascade Alpine Guide: Rainy Pass to Fraser River by Fred Beckey|
|Relevant Maps||USGS 7 minute series, Washington Pass, USGS North Cascades National Park, Green Trails Washington Pass (but as this climb is a mile or so from the highway, it's pretty hard to get lost!) <href="http: maps.google.com="" maps?f="q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Cutthroat+Peak+WA&sll=46.48845,-121.407026&sspn=0.018142,0.045233&g=gilbert+peak+WA&ie=UTF8&ll=48.515211,-120.686531&spn=0.017455,0.045233&t=p&z=15"" title="Google map">Google map (pretty close =^)</href="http:>|