Take the Hurricane Ridge Road for 10.1 miles past the National Park boundary (2.9 miles below the Visitors Center) where the road crosses a major couloir descending from the south side of the peak. Follow the Switchback trail up the right side of the creek to the Mt. Angeles-Hurricane Ridge Trail. Turn right and continue to the Klahane Saddle Ascend the south face in a NW direction over scree gullies / snow fields to the top of the East Ridge near the summit of the Middle Peak. Follow the ridge west over the Middle Peak (up to 3rd class scrambling). A large gap in the ridge below the summit requires a short, steep down climb to join the climber's trail from Hurricane Ridge. In early season this is ~ 35 degree snow; later in the season a 3rd class down climb that some climbers choose to rappel. Descent is made on the climber's trail down the north side of the peak, traversing to the west, then joining the Mt. Angles-Hurricane Ridge trail back to the Switchback trail.
|Driving Distance from Portland||245 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||5 hours|
|Distance - Round Trip||490 miles|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in one day|
|Relevant Books||Climber's Guide to the Olympic Mountains|
|Relevant Maps||Custom Correct Maps, The Brothers – Mt. Anderson, USGS 7 minute series, Mt Steel and The Brothers USGS Mount Angeles; Green Trails No. 135 (Mt Angeles)|