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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

popular hikes and climbs in the proposed additions to the North cascades Park

The Mountaineers have developed a list of popular climbs and hikes in the New Park Study Area:

The American Alps Legacy Project
Unprotected Recreational Destinations, Potential Additions to North Cascades NP
Cascades Classic Peaks: Black Peak (NE Ridge) 8970’ (#17)*
North Gardner 8956’ (#20)*
Silver Star 8876’ (#24)*
Popular Climbing Peaks: Tower Mountain 8444’ (#63)*
Azurite Peak 8400’ (#72)*
Golden Horn 8366’ (#80)*
Mount Ballard 8340’ (#87)*
Snagtooth Ridge, Big Snagtooth 8330’ (#91)*
Liberty Bell Group 7807’
Kangaroo Ridge 8280’
Wine Spires 8441’
Vasiliki Ridge 8190’
Cutthroat Peak 8050’
Whistler Mountain 7790’
The Needles 8140’
Desolation Peak (Ross Lake) 6102’
Note: * Ranking in 100 highest peaks in Washington State
Rock Climbs Listed in Seattle Mountaineers Intermediate Climbs Guide 2006
Climb Grade
Big Kangaroo/South Face . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . III 5.9
Big Kangaroo/West Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II 5.5
Burgundy Spire/Corkscrew Rt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . III 5.8
Burgundy Spire/North Face . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . III 5.8
Burgundy Spire/West Face . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . III 5.8
Chianti Spire/Rebel Yell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . III 5.10
Chianti Spire/Standard Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II 5.6
Concord Tower/ North Face . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II 5.6
Concord Tower/Cave Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II 5.7
Cutthroat/Southeast Buttress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . III 5.6
Cutthroat/South Face . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .III 5.7 A4
Lexington Tower/East Face . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . III-IV 5.9+
Liberty Bell/Barberpole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . III 5.9
Liberty Bell/Liberty Crack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IV 5.9 A2
Liberty Bell/North Face . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II 5.8
Liberty Bell/Southwest Face (Beckey Route) . . . . . . . . II 5.6
North Early Winter Spire/North Face . . . . . . . . . . . . . .II 5.7
North Early Winter Spire/ Northwest Corner . . . . . . . III 5.9
Silver Star/West Buttress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . III 5.8 A1
South Early Winter Spire/North Face . . . . . . . . . . . . . .II 5.10 A2
South Early Winter Spire/West Face . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .III 5.10
Popular Hiking Trails in 100 Hikes in North Cascades, Third Addition; 2000
No. Description Area
25 Anderson Butte Baker River
29 Shannon Ridge Baker River
30 Baker River Baker River
31 Cow Heaven Skagit River
33 Hidden Lakes Peaks Cascade River
37 Sourdough Mountain Ross Lake NRA
38 Pyramid Lake Ross Lake NRA
39 Thunder Creek Ross Lake NRA
40 Beaver Loop Ross Lake NRA
41 Panther Creek – Fourth of July Pass Ross Lake NRA
42 East Bank Trail Ross Lake NRA
43 Little Jack Mountain Ross Lake NRA
44 Desolation Peak Ross Lake NRA
46 Canyon Creek – Chancellor Trail NCSHwy, Golden Horn
47 Easy Pass – Fisher Creek North Cascades Scenic Hwy
67 Copper Pass North Cascades Scenic Hwy
69 Driveway Butte Early Winters Creek, Golden Horn
70 Abernathy Pass Early Winters Creek
71 Cutthroat Pass NCSHwy, Golden Horn
72 Maple Pass (Heather Pass, Wing Lake) North Cascades Scenic Hwy
74 Golden Horn NCSHwy, Golden Horn
78 West Fork of the Methow River Golden Horn
79 Trout Creek Golden Horn
80 Grasshopper Creek Golden Horn
89 Washington Pass Trail Early Winters Creek
100 Pacific Crest Trail, Rainy Pass to Hart’s Pass NCSHwy, Golden Horn
Additional Hikes in Day Hiking NORTH CASCADES, First edition; 2008
No. Description Area
53 Hozomeen Lake Ross Lake NRA
77 Lookout Mountain & Monogram Lake Cascade River
79 Middle and South Fork of Cascade River Cascade River
81 Thornton Lake and Trapper Peak Ross Lake NRA
84 Diablo Lake Ross Lake NRA
88 Happy Panther Trail Ross Lake NRA
89 Ruby Creek Ross Lake, NCSHwy
90 Crater Mountain North Cascades Scenic Hwy
92 East Creek North Cascades Scenic Hwy
96 Stiletto Peak North Cascades Scenic Hwy
97 Blue Lake North Cascades Scenic Hwy
99 Cedar Falls Early Winters Creek

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