Located in the central WA Cascades, Sloan Peak is the highest summit west of Glacier Peak. Beckey calls it the €œMatterhorn of the Cascades.€ This climb involves moderate snow and glacier travel and some steeper 4th class rock. Recent reports say the access trail (Sloan Peak Trail # 648) is in bad shape due to a lack of maintenance and avalanche damage. Prepare for up to four river crossings and for attentive navigation to stay on the approach route.

Activity Notes

Exploratory climb.  I have not done this route before

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 260 miles
Driving Time from Portland 5 hours
Expected Duration Car to car in two or more days
Relevant Books Cascade Alpine Guide: Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass by Fred Beckey
Relevant Maps USGS 7 minute series, Sloan Peak, and Green Trails, Sloan Peak, #111 <href="http: maps.google.com="" maps?f="q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Sloan+Peak&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=40.732051,93.164063&ie=UTF8&ll=48.041509,-121.340089&spn=0.016843,0.04549&t=p&z=15&iwloc=addr"" title="Google map">Google map</href="http:>
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