€œWithout question, these routes on Prusik Peak are among the most aesthetic rock climbs in the range€, writes Nelson and Potterfield. This great climb with several moderate 5th class rock pitches in the beautiful Enchantment Lakes region near Leavenworth WA is in the rain shadow of the Cascades - often dry when the rest of the state is rainy. The route name comes from the first ascent party lassoing the summit and hauling up the rope for the last few feet. Forest fires are common in this area in the summer - call the USFS before you leave town to be sure the trails are open.

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Driving Distance from Portland 270 miles
Driving Time from Portland 5 hours
Expected Duration Car to car in two or more days
Relevant Books Selected Climbs in the North Cascades by Nelson and Potterfield Cascade Alpine Guide: Columbia River to Stevens Pass by Fred Beckey
Relevant Maps USGS 7 minute series, Enchantment Lakes, and Green Trails Map No. 209S, The Enchantments, Washington or Alpine Lakes Wilderness Map, 2nd Edition, published by the Alpine Lakes Protection Society <href="http: maps.google.com="" maps?f="q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Prusik+Peak&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=40.732051,93.164063&ie=UTF8&ll=47.487339,-120.784249&spn=0.017023,0.04549&t=p&z=15&iwloc=addr"" title="Google map">Google map</href="http:>
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