Redstone Peak is located in the north part of Mt Rainier National Park off of the Northern Loop Trail. The climbing has complex route finding and is somewhat exposed 3rd class in spots. The approach can be made from either the Carbon River Entrance via the abandoned Carbon River Road and Northern Loop Trail or from Sunrise via the Wonderland Trail and Northern Loop Trail.

Activity Notes

Redstone Peak is a challenging 3rd class climb with complex route finding near the summit.  It is located off the Northern Loop Trail in Mt Rainier National Park south of Lake James.  This is NOT a good first climb for recent BCEP graduates. Team members should have previous experience on at least 3 rock climbs.    I have not done this climb, so it will be exploratory- expect some adventurous confusion.  

Itinerary (tentative- depends if we can get an overnight wilderness permit).

Sept. 6 : meet at Eleanor Creek parking lot on the north boundary of Mt Rainier National Park.  Backpack ~8.5 miles to the West Fork of the White River on the Northern Loop Trail and camp in the wilderness zone north of the trail (~3200' elevation loss).

Sept. 7:  climb Redstone Peak (~2480' from camp) and return to camp.  If we get down early enough team members may pack out the same day.

Sept. 8:  Walk out to cars and return to Portland, arriving late afternoon / evening.  

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 180 miles
Driving Time from Portland 3 hours
Distance - Round Trip 26 miles
Expected Duration Car to car in two or more days
Interesting Features Mountain Views
Relevant Books Guide to 100 peaks at Mt. Rainier- Mountaineers; Cascade Alpine Guide vol.1- Beckey
Relevant Maps USGS- Sunrise, Green Trails- Mt Rainier East
Useful Links