There is a tiny remnant glacier on this otherwise all-rock peak, which is one of the few one day alpine rock routes in Oregon. It's a good beginner climb for those who want to see if they like alpine rock routes. Great exposure on the famous "Crawl". Two ropes can be handy for fixing the Crawl and leading the summit block. Bring a few long pieces of webbing to sling rocks for the fixed line anchors, and a selection of large stoppers for rock pro. Leave some water stashed at the climbers trail-PCT junction. You'll want to get an early start on weekends - it can be a long day if the route is busy.

Activity Notes

This will be a two day outing with a drive to the trail head on Friday the 14th. We will be camping at the trail head that Friday followed with an alpine start the following Saturday morning. Saturday will be out and back with a return to town Saturday evening. Once back to the trail head the climb is officially over but some may chose to camp another night and return Sunday morning (I will most likely be returning Saturday evening.)

We will meet at the trail head Friday evening. Arrival time to the trail head Friday is not set however I will be leaving town in the early afternoon and will be there by 6pm. I encourage folks to get there early enough to ensure they get a good night's rest as Saturday will be a long day and we will be on trail early.

Links to gear list, prospectus and carpool will be provided to those selected for the climb.

As always carpooling is strongly advised.

I hope to see you on the mountain!

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 130 miles
Driving Time from Portland 2 hours
General Route Info summitpost mountain forecast erics base camp trip report and photos
Expected Duration Car to car in one day
Relevant Books Oregon High by Jeff Thomas
Relevant Maps USGS 7 minute series, Three Fingered Jack, and USFS Mt. Jefferson Wilderness map Google map
Awards Qualified 16 Major NW Peaks, Seven Oregon Cascades Peaks
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