The Pinnacle Glacier is a more technical route on the west side of the peak, with crevasses, seracs, and attendant routefinding challenges. Be fit and move fast.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 100 miles
Driving Time from Portland 2 hours
Expected Duration Car to car in two or more days
Relevant Books 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 <href="http: "="" adventure="" c463="" starts-here="" title="On the Mazama Climbing and Hiking map page " www.mazamas.org="" your="">On the Mazama Climbing and Hiking map page <href="http: maps.google.com="" maps?f="q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=mt+adams,+USA&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=42.581364,92.636719&ie=UTF8&ll=46.19932,-121.490765&spn=0.072953,0.180931&t=p&z=13&iwloc=addr"" title="Google Map">Google Map Get a topo map, GPX track file for your GPS or smartphone, and KML file (Google Earth) for this route here: Mazamas.org > Resources > Maps for Climbing and Hiking.</href="http:></href="http:>
Awards Qualified 16 Major NW Peaks, Guardian Peaks