In the Monte Cristo Region of the North Cascades, a mountain bike approach is recommended for this peak. The old town site of Monte Cristo is rich in mining history. The route is up to 5.4 with 10 feet of down climbing, leading us to a summit the size of a table top. Plan for a long day with snow and rock on this trip.
|Driving Distance from Portland||250 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||7 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||Cascade Alpine Guide: Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass by Fred Beckey Selected Climbs In The Cascades Volume 2 by Nelson and Potterfield|
|Relevant Maps||USGS 7 minute series, Monte Cristo Quad, Green Trails #143 Monte Cristo <href="http: maps.google.com="" maps?f="q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=wilman%27s+spire+WA&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=42.495706,93.164063&ie=UTF8&ll=47.973433,-121.368799&spn=0.017612,0.04549&t=p&z=15"" title="Google map">Google map</href="http:>|