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seanoStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2015


I got shut down on a wet day after a 2-hour shower bashing up through the brush, and had to come back on a drier day. The crux was getting up a steep section of the glacier in my dinky running-shoe crampons. The "standard" snow tongue was far from in, but there's an obvious third-class route up the rock to the left. Trip report.
Posted Jul 22, 2015 2:26 pm

BKWMay Bash  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2014


Ours was a 15.5 hour car to car saga. There was plenty of sloppy snow and unexpected route finding issues between Lone Tree and High Pass. From High Pass to the summit we had some classic alpine action and spectacular views.
Posted May 17, 2014 1:24 pm

Josh LewisWhat a Riot!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2014

Josh Lewis

After a long time of not being able to climb I finally got back with a heart pumping trip up Whitehorse Mountain. I had to give pretty much everything I had considering that I was out of shape, an incident left me with limited food, and the lack of sleep didn't help either. Less than half way through I was cramping up. But I knew that if I pushed on a little harder each step of the way I could make it. By the end I was so wasted.

Beautiful mountain, a great route, nice trail contrary to what I've heard, and do-able as a really long day trip.
Posted Mar 16, 2014 5:41 am

jacobsmithWhitehorse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2014


Climbed with gimpilator and Josh, fun time was had by all.
Posted Jan 22, 2014 12:27 am

gimpilatorSingle Day Winter Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2014


~17 hours round-trip. Lot's of falling ice below High Pass. I'm very grateful to Jacob and Josh for their climbing skills. I'm not sure if I could have done it without them.

Posted Jan 21, 2014 1:45 pm

Dan WinterWhitehorse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2013

Dan Winter

Climbed in a 12 hour marathon with a Seattle Mountaineers group. We were in the clouds all day but it was good conditions for climbing.I wonder how many people do this climb more than once!
Posted May 20, 2013 10:17 am

tcingrumWhitehorse  Sucess!


A real butt kicker, but a goody.
Posted Sep 21, 2012 12:09 am

kevinsaWhitehorse Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1994


Awesome Mountain - came back again in 2010 for some more punishment.
Posted Sep 17, 2012 10:23 pm

cdcscramblerslow going


underestimated this mountain. way too much snow, did lone tree pass route in march, camped at lone tree pass and never made the summit the next day, want to try again
Posted Feb 16, 2012 10:03 am

ExcitableBoyWhitehorse Glacier  Sucess!


Had heard the bushwack was pretty bad. We must have found the best path because it wasn't terrible. Great views into the Three Fingers from the summit. 12 hours round trip.
Posted Dec 28, 2010 9:40 am

project360The perfect trainer...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007


Intense and the perfect training. Solo in 2007...
Posted Oct 14, 2009 11:35 pm

ericwillhiteLone Tree route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 9, 2007


Great spring climbing. Pictures and map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington_climbing/darrington/whitehorse_mountain_118.htm
Posted Sep 3, 2009 2:50 am

nickmechLone Tree Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2007


Lovely little mountain when viewed from Darrington. Six in our team with cloudy skies. No problems for us on the route. Crampons and axe only needed.
Posted Dec 29, 2008 6:13 pm

Andy DeweyRoute Climbed - Niederprum Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2007

Andy Dewey

Finally successfully after the second attempt. Awesome day, spectacular views! We had a party of 3 and saw 18 other people on the route.
Posted May 12, 2007 8:56 pm

ericdLone Tree Pass route
Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2004


Multiple attempts; still is unfinished business. Made Lone Tree pass in like 2hrs; post-holing until summer, slope gets steeper on backside, a big open gap between rock summit and Whitehorse glacier. Partner and I rapelled for a direct decent down. Avalanche chutes before Lone tree pass is kinda creepy.
Posted Sep 7, 2006 2:53 am

osatrikAvalanche turned us around in 1996
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 1996


Chuck, Ivar, and I turned around after watching an avalanche come around a corner an right up to where we were standing. This was pretty low on the mountain, only about 3600-3700 ft, near the point where the trail comes out into the more open areas. I haven't been back.
Posted Sep 2, 2006 6:34 am

leftfieldRoute Climbed - Niederprum Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006


Went up with 5 others on an official Mazama climb. Rainy at first but then clear breezeless weather on summit day. Just got the last dying gasps out of the snow bridge. Camped in the meadow at 4800 feet. Pretty hammered by the time we got back to the trailhead. Why don't more people climb this?
Posted Jun 14, 2006 5:43 am

larryNTimed the snow conditions and bridge well  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2006


Like KathS describes in her pictures, the snow conditions were good, but the snow bridge was probably unstable the week after our climb. We used existing slings around a large rock for the rappel, and added another locking 'biner. The week before the snow was a bit soft and the bridge was solid. We lost about 500' after Lone Tree Pass, making it a 7000', 10 mi RT, 13 hr car-to-car day. Here's our route.

Went for a hike up this in April, 2015. We got to about the "flat" way-point" on the map I attached. Like the page says, with the road closed, add another 2.3 mi r/t and 400' of gain to the climb.
Posted May 28, 2006 3:58 am

setrentRoute Climbed: Neiderprum Trail Date Climbed: Various  Sucess!
A steep trail. In late season the moat forces a fourth class scramble to the summit. As of 2004, there was a long piece of webbing anchored to a suspect rock for aid.
Posted Dec 26, 2005 10:34 pm

Eric SandboRoute Climbed: Snow Gulch Glacier Date Climbed: Mid-January, 1982  Sucess!

Eric Sandbo

Overnight, with a planned bivy near the summit, during severe (for Whitehorse) cold. See the Trip Report.
Posted Jan 24, 2005 11:45 pm

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