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Seven Fingered Jack

 
Seven Fingered Jack

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Washington, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 48.15050°N / 120.8132°W

Object Title: Seven Fingered Jack

Elevation: 9100 ft / 2774 m

 

Page By: Bob Bolton

Created/Edited: Jul 11, 2001 / Apr 2, 2005

Object ID: 150428

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Page Score: 84.27%  - 18 Votes 

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Overview


Seven Fingered Jack (7FJ) is the second highest of the three 9ers that make up the Entiat Cirque. The other two are Mt. Maude and Mt. Fernow, which at 9,249 feet is the third highest non-volcano in the Cascade Range. The name is descriptive of a rugged formation of steep crags once called "Entiat Needles". The precipitous east face forms the westernmost wall of the spectacular and vast headwall cirque.

The southwest slope route is a fun walkup. Most steps are on rather firm soil or shallow, stable talus. There is adequate scree for an easy and enjoyable descent. An improbable snow couloir provides an easy bypass of the loose, lower slopes of this route.

Getting There


Drive east from Stevens Pass or west from Leavenworth on US Highway 2 and turn north toward Lake Wenatchee. After the Wenatchee River bridge go right at a Y, then drive 1.1 miles on county road 22 and turn left on Chiwawa River forest road number 62. Drive 24 miles to near the end of the road and turn right on the Phelps Creek road. Drive to the end of this road to the trailhead.

Red Tape


All trails and some picnic areas and campsites in the Wenatchee National Forest require a regional pass costing $5/day or $30/year. Golden Age and Golden Access Passport holders may purchase the pass at a 50% discount. The Golden Eagle Passport will not apply to the Regional Northwest Forest Pass. You can get them at these ranger stations. The pass can also be purchased online from the Washington Trails Association. A free wilderness permit is available at all trailheads. Party size is limited to 12 within Glacier Peak Wilderness.

When To Climb


Optimal climbing conditions occur during the months of July through September.

Camping


Numerous forest camps and commercial camping facilities can be found on and near the approach roads. Camping is permitted within the Glacier Peak Wilderness.

Mountain Conditions


Click here for road and trail information for the Lake Wenatchee Ranger District.

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Bob BoltonUntitled Comment

Bob Bolton

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Thanks for the heads up on this Paul! Indeed the topographic map shows the 9080-foot contour, which is already over 9,077.
Posted Sep 3, 2003 9:32 am
KlenkeUntitled Comment

Klenke

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9,077 feet is considered outdated. 9,100 ft is the new standard for Seven Fingered's height. See here for more info.
Posted Sep 2, 2003 1:13 pm
Bob BoltonUntitled Comment

Bob Bolton

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Thanks for the heads up on this Paul! Indeed the topographic map shows the 9080-foot contour, which is already over 9,077.
Posted Sep 3, 2003 9:32 am

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