Cleveland Mountain - Standard Routes
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The standard routes for Cleveland Mountain, located in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness of Washington.
The Road-Bypass Route first leaves the road system at the first road switchback. For the Road-Bypass Route, cross over the seasonal stream that is located at the road switchback, and briefly continue following an abandoned road on the other side before turning uphill and off-road with the seasonal stream located to the climbers' leftside (eastside).
Only the Summer Routes have a recommended option of possibly crossing over the top of the knife-edge ridge located due west of Cleveland Lake. Crossing directly over the knife-edge ridge is only recommended during dry periods with no snowpack or ice, such as late Summer/ early Autumn. Most people choose to bypass the knife-edge, with the slope ~200' below its west side perhaps the best recommendation for bypassing the knife-edge section.
There are more route possibilities than what is shown on this map. In one example, during optimum conditions some people might choose to follow the ridgeline the entire way to the summit once the ridgetop is initially reached from the road system. In another example, some people might choose to ascend the steep and cliffy east slopes.
Route map created on December 20, 2011.