The North Ridge is the easiest route on the North side of the peak, with year-round climbing and ranking second in popularity with the south side. Some exposure and rotten rock on the upper ridge. Great views down onto the Adams Glacier route. This route is a popular way to descend some of the more technical routes in the area. It can be fairly ugly scree in late season.
|Driving Distance from Portland||100 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||2 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||Selected Climbs in the Cascades by Nelson and Potterfield Cascade Alpine Guide: Columbia River to Stevens Pass by Fred Beckey Cascade Alpine Guide: Columbia River to Stevens Pass, by Fred Beckey, and Climbers Guide to the Cascade Volcanoes by Jeff Smoot|
|Relevant Maps||USGS 7 minute series, Mt. Adams West and Mt. Adams East, or USDA Forest Service Mt. Adams Wilderness map|
|Awards Qualified||16 Major NW Peaks, Guardian Peaks|