El Dorado Peak is one of the €œgreat mountains in the North Cascades€ (Beckey), especially it's much photographed sharp-edged summit ridge. Our goal is to find a nice ice/steep snow route up the seldom-climbed NE Face. The approach can be . . . interesting. See Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide for a more detailed look at this area's geologic and climbing history.

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Driving Distance from Portland 310 miles
Driving Time from Portland 6 hours
Expected Duration Car to car in two or more days
Relevant Books Selected Climbs in the Cascades Vol. 1 by Nelson and Potterfield Cascade Alpine Guide: Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass by Fred Beckey
Relevant Maps USGS 7 minute series, Eldorado Peak WA and Forbidden Peak WA - Green Trails 15' Series: Diablo Dam, WA - No. 48 and Cascade Pass, WA No. 80 <href="http: maps.google.com="" maps?f="q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Eldorado+Peak+WA&sll=47.974726,-121.36867&sspn=0.01764,0.045233&ie=UTF8&t=p&z=15&iwloc=addr"" title="Google map">Google map</href="http:>
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