There is a tiny remnant glacier on this otherwise all-rock peak, which is one of the few one day alpine rock routes in Oregon. It's a good beginner climb for those who want to see if they like alpine rock routes. Great exposure on the famous "Crawl". Two ropes can be handy for fixing the Crawl and leading the summit block. Bring a few long pieces of webbing to sling rocks for the fixed line anchors, and a selection of large stoppers for rock pro. Leave some water stashed at the climbers trail-PCT junction. You'll want to get an early start on weekends - it can be a long day if the route is busy.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 130 miles
Driving Time from Portland 2 hours
General Route Info summitpost mountain forecast erics base camp trip report and photos
Expected Duration Car to car in one day
Relevant Books Oregon High by Jeff Thomas
Relevant Maps USGS 7 minute series, Three Fingered Jack, and USFS Mt. Jefferson Wilderness map Google map
Awards Qualified 16 Major NW Peaks, Seven Oregon Cascades Peaks
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