While Sherpa Peak may not look like much when seen from it's massive neighbor Mt. Stuart, Sherpa is still a fine climb. (Think of Little Tahoma Peak next to Mt. Rainier.) The South Face is the easiest route on Sherpa, with some 4th class rock moves. For a slightly more ambitious route, try the West Ridge, with 400 feet of so of 5th class rock. Being east of the Cascade crest, this area is often drier than peaks further west.
|Driving Distance from Portland||225 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||5 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||Climbing Washington's Mountains by Jeff Smoot Selected Climbs in the Cascades Vol. 2 by Nelson and Potterfield Cascade Alpine Guide: Columbia River to Stevens Pass by Fred Beckey|
|Relevant Maps||USGS Mt. Stuart, Green Trails #209 (Mt Stuart) or 209S (The Enchantments) <href="http: maps.google.com="" maps?f="q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Sherpa+Peak&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=40.732051,93.164063&ie=UTF8&ll=47.472054,-120.888705&spn=0.017028,0.04549&t=p&z=15&iwloc=addr"" title="Google map">Google map</href="http:>|