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rtgomez90Solo in a day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2017


4h30m to summit. 8h50m car to car.
Straightforward Class 3 with a bit of exposure.
Posted Sep 11, 2017 9:23 pm

seanoTrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2015


Fun alternative hike after bailing on more serious peak-bagging. A pretty impressive lookout site with a great view of Jack and Hozomeen. Trip report.
Posted Jun 22, 2015 4:29 pm

fjes6Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2013


A good solo trip, 3h 45m up, 2h 30m down. I saw a Ptarmigan!
Posted Aug 7, 2013 10:31 pm

breauxtrahnup early  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2009


I should have done this as a day hike. the blow down and melting snow don't make for the best setting to spend an overnight. Views are awesome, lots of old rusted mining equipment.
Posted Dec 8, 2010 10:15 pm

SummitQueenRoute Climbed: Southwest Route Date Climbed: September 14, 2010  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2010


With rain in the forecast for this area the past two weeks, I took advantage of the one day that said, on NOAA's weather service, "Mostly Sunny" to climb Crater Mountain as a day hike. It was great - not a single soul did I encounter on the entire path from the trail head to the summit. No one was camped at the lake, and I did a quick jaunt into McMillan Park before the approach. The blueberries right now as delicious and a great treat for both the 2300' ascent and descent from the lake to the summit. Amazing views all around, and I have no idea why some pictures talk about the Class 3 scramble being difficult - anyone was decent rock and route finding abilities can do it in no sweat. There are cairns and yellow paint on the rocks to easily guide you.
Posted Sep 15, 2010 1:43 pm

gimpilatorA Charmer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010


Alexei and I did a trailhead bivy the night before. This has got to be one of the better peaks in this area. And there's definitely no better view of Jack Mountain. The scramble was an easy 3 and very enjoyable. I'll probably be back some day.
Posted Aug 15, 2010 10:59 pm

PantilatSW route  Sucess!


Nice view, one of my first N.Cascade summits.
Posted Jun 20, 2007 2:58 am

rialtosolroute climbed: SW  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2005


Trail most of the way with a small section of some class three as you near the summit. The scramble section had been marked with yellow spray paint in spots. Nice view of Jack. Did not get much of a view of the Jerry lakes because of low visibility.
Posted Mar 3, 2006 4:15 am

setrentRoute Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: June 2000  Sucess!
Climbed Crater after being turned back on Jack because of too much unconsolidated snow.
Posted Dec 23, 2005 12:06 am

OutdoorgrrlRoute Climbed: SW Face Date Climbed: July 31, 2005  Sucess!
Five of us successfully scrambled Crater as a day trip. Saw only one person at the lake (which is really more like a tarn these days). USFS is rebuilding the bridge near the old (collapsing) guard station, but there is a really great log to cross in the mean time. The rest of the trail is in remarkably good condition.
Posted Aug 1, 2005 2:36 pm

sprossedaRoute Climbed: SW route Date Climbed: August 17, 2001  Sucess!


Awesome views of all the high, glaciated peaks of North Cascades. A couple of hundred feet of exposed class 3/4 climbing to get to the broad, grassy summit. Did roundtrip of 6,000+ ft in 8 to 10 hours. Great perspective of Jack mountain.
Posted Jul 23, 2003 11:00 am

DultonRoute Climbed: Scramble from the South-West Face Date Climbed: September 5th 2000  Sucess!


Camped at the waterfall just south of Crater lake, no other parties there, however, there were a couple other partes at the lake. Not a soul on the approach to the summit block and spotted several people coming up over the glacier.
Posted Nov 12, 2002 10:42 pm

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