On this route you will find more than 5,000 feet of steep (40 - 50 degree) snow and ice. On this route climbers are not summiting from a high camp, rather they are carrying all their gear up and over the 14,400 foot mountain. This adds to the strenuousness of the climb. This route is often referred to as on of the "classics" of the Cascades.
|Driving Distance from Portland||180 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||4 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume I Potterfield/Nelson|
|Relevant Maps||Google map|
|Awards Qualified||16 Major NW Peaks|