The idea behind this page is to try and organize our old submissions to SP. This particular list will include climbs we've done in the portion of the North Cascades of Washington from (roughly) the US2 in the north and I90 to the south. This means stuff from the Enchantments, parts of Leavenworth, Snoqualmie Pass, etc...
Yes, I have some time on my hands.
Snow Creek Wall - Orbit (5.8+)
Trip Report. A nice route that we had to work for back in the day. Not as good as Outer Space next door but close...
Snow Creek Wall
Snow Creek Wall - Outer Space (5.9)
Photo Album. A great route! I recall doing this one after bailing from Stuart's North Ridge...forgot the helmut too.
Snow Creek Wall
Prusik Peak - West Ridge (5.7)
Trip Report. One of our earliest routes. We climbed it car to car via Snow Lakes Trail and it was quite a long day for us. I think the final pitch on the summit block was a non-standard variation. A fun, memorable outing!
Prusik Peak - Stanley-Burgner (5.9)
Photo Album. This time we went and got the permit - luxurious 2 day outing but I remember running short on food on this one...Great route though!
South Face, Stanley-Burgner
Mount Stuart - North Ridge Ridge (5.9)
Photo Album. Deservedly classic! Most of the climbing is low 5th class but the ambiance and the ridge are very memorable! I recall that we started too early from a camp below Ingalls Lake and so we huddled and slept at Goat Pass for an hour or two waiting for dawn :) Only unpleasantness of the day was the hike down Cascadian Couloir...what a loose, nasty shitpile!
Dragontail Peak - Serpentine Ridge (5.8)
Photo Album. We had plans for Backbone Ridge but scaled them back as I wasn't feeling all that great. Shirley felt awesome though, flying high on poison oak medication and a red bull! We came back the following season for Backbone (better line IMHO). Car to car to avoid the permit hassles (& the boredom that usually follows a short approach to camp...for us anyway).
Dragontail Peak - Backbone Ridge With Fin Direct (5.9)
Trip Report. Couple weekends after Serpentine, we came back and got a permit to camp at Colchuck Lake...well, after getting to camp before lunchtime and emptying a bottle of wine as well as getting some swimming in, we just did not feel like climbing in the morning. Hiked out. Came back the following summer & did it car to car (an approach that seems to keep laziness at bay).
Backbone Ridge With Fin Direct
Ingalls Peak - South Ridge (5.6)
Photo Album. A very nice route! We climbed with our friend Andrew. I recall shitty weather & many groups of Mounties but if you got the time, get a number and get in line...
Ingalls Peak - East Ridge (5.6)
Photo Album. We climbed it after bailing off North Ridge of Stuart. Forgettable climbing but stellar position and views! I think climbingwise, the South Ridge is more fun.
Mount Daniel - Southeast Ridge (scramble)
Photo Album. A fun family outing! Shirley, Blondie & I hiked and scrambled to the top with a bivy at Peggys Pond. Amazing views!
Mount Thomson - West Ridge (5.6)
Photo Album. Shirley's recovery climb after a partially torn achilles tendon was mostly mended. As a welcome back to the hills gift, she got tagged by a bee (yellowjacket?) on the hike in.
The Tooth - South Face (5.5)We climbed with our friend Andrew after doing South Ridge of Ingalls the day prior. I recall shitty weather & many groups of Mounties.
Snow Creek Wall - Remorse (5.8)The idea was to link this into Outer Space but it started to rain before we reached the tree ledge...so we rapped. By the way, this is the Remorse Variation as I think Remorse is actually a full-length route (that we did NOT do).
Snow Creek Wall