One of a handful of alpine rock routes in OR, this is a fairly easy day climb - one short pitch of easy 5th class rock then a scramble to the top. Combine with Three Fingered Jack for an alpine rock weekend. A rappel on the descent is required. Duct taping your boot tops is recommended for the scree descent. If approaching from the west side campgrounds at Big Lake, the maze of trail crossings near the trailhead can be tricky - pay attention on the way in and perhaps mark the right path for the hike out! Enjoy a swim in Big Lake when you are done, and try out the occasionally amazing echo with a yell across the lake at night.
|Driving Distance from Portland||140 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||2 hours|
|General Route Info||summitpost https://www.summitpost.org/mount-washington-oregon/150570 mountain forecast https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-Washington-3/forecasts/2376 erics base camp trip report http://ericsbasecamp.net/trips/Washington/Washington.htm|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in one day|
|Relevant Books||Oregon High by Jeff Thomas Summit Guide to the Cascade Volcanoes, by Jeff Smoot|
|Relevant Maps||USGS 7.5 minute series, Mt. Washington, and Geo-Graphics, Mt. Washington Google map https://goo.gl/maps/yKYhj5khyFT2|
|Awards Qualified||16 Major NW Peaks, Seven Oregon Cascades Peaks|