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Ian CulhaneVia Buckhorn Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2016

Ian Culhane

Camped at 6600' on the ridge north of the summit, then scrambled up both peaks in the morning. Easy class 2 for the first peak, and very loose class 3 for the second peak. Lots of haze to the west from wildfires, but to the south/east we could see all the way to Mount Adams.
Side note: Anybody know why the lower peak has 3 USGS markers on it? Seems like a bit of overkill
Posted Aug 23, 2016 6:07 pm

EuphoniaOverrun  Sucess!


Climbed as part of a 3-day backpacking trip. Easy trail to the summit, crux was goat management.
Posted May 20, 2016 12:02 pm

DundeelMarmot Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2014


Beautiful day! Five volcanoes in view. Baker, Glacier, Rainier, Adams, and St. Helens. Garibaldi was probably in view too but I couldn't tell one Canadian summit from another, eh. Dayhiked from Big Quil.
Posted Sep 29, 2014 1:33 am

Snidely WhiplashFrom Marmot Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 1989

Snidely Whiplash

Camped at Camp Mystery.
Posted Nov 11, 2013 3:22 pm

WollvBeautiful even with Rain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2012


Was raining the entire trip, slight drizzle and nothing crazy. Awesome views of the clouds rolling over Marmot Pass.
Posted Sep 23, 2013 10:01 am

Josh LewisHot day, but fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2012

Josh Lewis

Even on a hot day it was a fun hike. Good views of the Olympics.
Posted Sep 10, 2012 2:18 am

olymountainmanfun, easy, solo day climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012


This is a beautiful area. It's also an extremely easy climb, more of a hike, seeing as though there was trail going from marmot pass all the way to the summit, so dont let the mentioning of class 3 on this page deter you from climbing it. The omcg calls the southwest(highest) summit a class 2, this page says summit is class 3, I call it class 1 with a trail and no exposure. Big Quilcene trailhead to summit: 2hrs 45mins, with many stops for photography, Fun hike :)
Posted Aug 27, 2012 10:02 am

CzechMarkAwesome but...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012


Great summit and beautiful views of the range. However this peak, like many others in the range, falls into the same category that I absolutely detest: long, boring river valley hikes. I'm a a person who loves alpine environments and I certainly got my fill today. But the 5.2 miles from Marmot Pass back to the TH was absolutely monotonous. I can only go "Ooo look a tree" so many times. It all looks the same after a while.
Posted Aug 12, 2012 1:57 am

IBentrynSouthwest Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1994
Tried for the Northeast last fall but too windy to do safely. On the list for 2012.

September 8th, 2012 - Took a beautiful autumn day to finally visit the northeast peak, then up to the southwest summit for beer and a spectacular sunset!
Posted Mar 23, 2012 12:41 am

Jake RobinsonDay hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2011

Jake Robinson

Good day hike with excellent views from the summit.
Posted Mar 19, 2012 2:05 am

gimpilatorBuckhorn To Worthington Ridge Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2011


Both Buckhorn summits plus Iron and Worthington. 11.5 hours round-trip. It's pretty gnarly scrambling from Buckhorn to Iron.

A video by Bryan:
Posted Sep 21, 2011 12:06 am

pingzingrGood day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011


Nice day in the mountains. With the exception of the 3 hours on the scree field. DO NOT take the scree field up, there is a nice trail that goes from Marmot Pass to the top.
Posted Aug 13, 2011 8:07 pm

fredzurensickAwesome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2011
When I was 12, I scrambled up the side of Buckhorn while my mom was having lunch on the trail below. I got to the saddle before going back. I've always wanted to return and climb the peak for real, and this past weekend I finally got to the top. Great hike with amazing views.
Posted Jul 12, 2011 12:42 pm

ShredTheGnarcloudy  Sucess!


some sweet rock to play on at top
Posted May 5, 2011 2:41 pm

bikejrBuckhorn via Marmot Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2010


After last year getting to Marmot Pass and not feeling good to continue I finished the job this time. Great hike, great summit.
Posted Sep 23, 2010 12:48 am

rasgoatNice, easy mountain  Sucess!


Great day out, we saw a goat up real close and a bear from afar. the views were great. Careful if going anywhere near the saddle because we got held up in some class four downclimbing from the summit. The route up to marmot pass and to the summit from there was a pleasure, very fun & scenic.
Posted Aug 8, 2010 6:45 pm

lidijagrazulisSouthwest Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010


Backpacked up to Marmot Pass, set up camp, then headed up Buckhorn. Incredible views!!!
Posted Jul 13, 2010 3:09 pm

robt98109Re: Southwest Summit

Were you able to see The Puget Sound and Cascades from the sw summit? Is the sw summit easier to hike than the ne summit?

Thank you
Posted Jul 23, 2010 4:46 pm

ericwillhiteCouldn't see a thing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 1998


Bad weather but did both Buckhorn summits. http://www.willhiteweb.com/olympic_mountains/buckhorn_mountain/big_quilcene_trail_212.htm
Posted Oct 5, 2009 4:05 am

Kyle BissellGreat Overnight  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2009

Kyle Bissell

Myself and two buddies backpacked to Camp Mystery and spent the night. We woke up the next morning around eight, had a light breakfast, and made our way up the mountain. It took about an hour and fifteen minutes to get to the summit from Camp Mystery. The views were excellent!
Posted Jun 28, 2009 8:06 pm

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