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North Cascade Classic Peaks

The (Seattle) Mountaineers "Cascade Classic Peaks" lists 18 peaks in the North Cascades. The Everett Mountaineers recognize eight North Cascades peaks as their "Classic Eight Peaks". I have included both lists on this page, with a few additional peaks I have climbed.

I climbed most of my North Cascades peaks with the Chemeketans as part of the Eighteen Major Northwest Peaks and the Washington Niners projects, augmented with other North Cascade climbs led by Bill Saur over several years. Since then my recreational interests have taken me in other directions.

"... the initial problem was the impenetrable jungle of deadfall and matted undergrowth over which and through which the climbers had to struggle. The arduous bushwacks, where climbers were frequently suspended above the ground by the undergrowth, provided a heightened sense of isolation and adventure."

- Chris Jones, Climbing in North America

The Peaks

Mountaineers Cascade Classic Peaks
Everett Mountaineers Classic Eight Peaks
Peak Elevation Year    
Bonanza Peak 9511 1996    
Mount Stuart 9415 1982    
Mount Fernow 9249 1995    
Goode Mountain 9200+ 1998    
Mount Shuksan 9131 1993    
Buckner Mountain 9114 1996    
Seven Fingered Jack 9100 1997    
Mount Logan 9087 1997    
Jack Mountain 9066 (1999)    
Mount Maude 9040+ 1994    
Mount Spickard 8979 2003    
Black Peak 8970 2001    
Mount Redoubt 8969 (2000)    
North Gardner Mountain 8956      
Dome Peak 8920 1999    
Silver Star Mountain 8876 2003    
Eldorado Peak 8868 1994    
Dragontail Peak 8840 1989    
Forbidden Peak 8815 1988    
Sahale Mountain 8680 1996    
Clark Mountain 8602 1995    
Mount Challenger 8236      
Prusik Peak 8000 1989    
Sloan Peak 7835 1990    
Liberty Bell Mountain 7720 1989    
Ingalls (North) Peak 7662 1998    

Map

climbed = Peaks climbed   unclimbed = Unclimbed peaks

General Information

Washington Climb Links
National Forests of Oregon and Washington
Peakbagger.com: Paul's Mountaineers Everett Classic Eight
Peakbagger.com: Paul's Mountaineers Cascade Classic Peak Pin

References

  1. Beckey, Fred, Cascade Alpine Guide: Climbing and High Routes, Vol. 1, Columbia River to Stevens Pass, Third Edition, The Mountaineers, 2000.
  2. Beckey, Fred, Cascade Alpine Guide: Climbing and High Routes, Vol. 2, Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass, Second Edition, The Mountaineers, 1989.
  3. Beckey, Fred, Cascade Alpine Guide: Climbing and High Routes, Vol. 3, Rainy Pass to Fraser River, Second Edition, The Mountaineers, 1995.
  4. Nelson, Jim and Peter Potterfield, Selected Climbs in the Cascades, The Mountaineers, 1993.
  5. Nelson, Jim and Peter Potterfield, Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II, The Mountaineers, 2000.

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