Mt. Constance is the third highest peak in the Olympic Range and is the highest peak visible from Seattle. This route meets the standard South Chute route at Point Schellin, sharing the option of the "Fingertip Traverse" or "Terrible Traverse" on the upper section, so is of the same difficulty. (Though rated only 3rd class in the book, it feels more like exposed 4th class in spots.) This approach avoids biking over a washed-out road and the burned-over steep hike on the standard approach to Lake Constance, instead using a good trail followed by a short, relatively easy off-trail section. Fun, challenging routefinding and scrambling await you on Constance.
|Driving Distance from Portland||210 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||4 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||Climber's Guide to the Olympic Mountains by Olympic Mountain Rescue Climbing Washington's Mountains by Jeff Smoot|
|Relevant Maps||Google map also, see a cool interactive map at the trip report link below|