A moderate and interesting climb with short steps of 5th and 5.7 (YDS) class climbing interspersed with 3rd class scrambling. The North Face is an appealing route on good rock. Early season can have snow on the approach - might want to bring an ice axe. This route is a L O N G way from Portland, and it's kinda silly to drive all that way to climb a few pitches of rock. Make a weekend of it and combine this other classics in the area like Liberty Bell.
|Driving Distance from Portland||310 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||7 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in one day|
|Relevant Books||Cascade Alpine Guide: Rainy Pass to Fraser River by Fred Beckey|
|Relevant Maps||(Maps not really needed - climb is very close to highway) USGS 7 minute series, Washington Pass, USGS North Cascades National Park, Green Trails Washington Pass <href="https: @48.5111248,-120.6574563,1110m="" data="!3m1!1e3?hl=en"" lexington+tower="" maps="" search="" www.google.com="">Google map</href="https:>|