Kyes Peak, (rhymes with "wise") the highest of the Monte Cristo Range in central Washington, is a large craggy peak surrounded by glaciers. The South ridge is a popular scramble route, described by Smoot as "varied, interesting and enjoyable." The Monte Cristo Range is known for beautiful backcountry terrain and rugged peaks, combined with moderate car-to-car-in-a-day routes.

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Driving Distance from Portland 250 miles
Driving Time from Portland 5 hours
Expected Duration Car to car in one day
Relevant Books Climbing Washington's Mountains by Jeff Smoot Cascade Alpine Guide: Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass by Fred Beckey
Relevant Maps USGS Blanca Lake, Green Trails Monte Cristo #143 <href="http:"" maps?f="q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Kyes+Peak&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=38.775203,93.164063&ie=UTF8&ll=47.964842,-121.332879&spn=0.016034,0.04549&t=p&z=15&iwloc=addr"" title="Google map">Google map</href="http:>
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