One of the most popular climbs in the North Cascades, Eldorado has a challenging approach hike with exceptional scenery. Endurance for getting to the peak is more of a requirement than technical climbing skill. The knife-edged summit ridge is a classic of many photos - see below. The Sibley Creek Pass route starts higher than the Eldorado Creek approach but it is longer and more technical.
|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 Eldorado Peak and Sonny Boy Lakes, Green Trails Cascade Pass <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:>|