Involves snow climbing with an angle up to 45 degrees, and rock climbing with maximum difficulty of 5.7 or 5.8. Watch for avalanche danger on this east facing route.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 170 miles
Driving Time from Portland 3 hours
Expected Duration Car to car in two or more days
Relevant Books Oregon High by Jeff Thomas
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Awards Qualified 16 Major NW Peaks, Seven Oregon Cascades Peaks