The North Ridge route on Jefferson covers some of the terrain the challenging Jeff park Glacier route, but has a bit more ridge/rock scrambling. The route averages about 45 degrees, with the loose rock typical of the OR Cascades. As with many routes on Jeff, good conditions play a major role in success.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 120 miles
Driving Time from Portland 2 hours
Expected Duration Car to car in two or more days
Relevant Books Oregon High by Jeff Thomas
Relevant Maps USGS 7 minute series, Mt. Jefferson, and Geo-Graphics Mt, Jefferson
Awards Qualified 16 Major NW Peaks, Seven Oregon Cascades Peaks