Boston Peak Climber's Log

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kastanclimbs - Sep 11, 2020 10:31 pm

Boston Peak: In-Depth Trip Report  Sucess!

I wrote about our 5.6-ish trad climbing route on my website here. Check it out for info on the approach from Sahale but TL;DR is stay ON TOP of the ridge, don't traverse around right when coming from Sahale (very exposed, small holds).
^^ Check it out for 4th and 5th class ascent beta!

mattsim - Jun 18, 2020 1:12 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

Nab it with Sahale  Sucess!

Like Sahale, a nice easy climb. Very little gear needed for a summer climb.


chandlerhaberlack - Jul 24, 2018 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2018

Fun Peak  Sucess!

my favorite trip so far. great exposure and fun rappels.

Jake Robinson

Jake Robinson - Sep 2, 2017 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2017

Solo  Sucess!

Not so bad, just exposed.


seano - Jul 19, 2014 4:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2014

Sketchy traverse from Sahale  Sucess!

Only 30 minutes or so from Sahale, but this was some of the worst rock I've climbed. Trip report.

andrew david

andrew david - Feb 17, 2013 4:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2012

Solo and Crumbly  Sucess!

Date may be wrong. Started at Sahale Campground. Traverse was simple scrambling with a touch of exposure, but I thought that the summit block itself was 5th class. It was vertical, the rock came apart in my hands, and I solo climbed with no gear or rock shoes and passed 3 permanent slings teams use to rope in on the way up and down, so I don't know why every comment calls it boring and easy. Maybe there are better ways up but I expected to die. Down was easier than up surprisingly. Plenty of places for feet and hand as its volcanic rock, but double check every one. The view OF Boston is better than the view FROM Boston, but I'm glad I did it.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Dec 20, 2013 7:50 pm

Re: Solo and Crumbly

You sure those slings weren't the rappel anchors? The climbing route is on the east side of the summit block while the rappel route is on the south side.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Aug 30, 2012 2:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2012

Traverse from Sahale  Sucess!

No where near as bad as I thought it would be. Very fun 4th class scramble actually. Did with Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Aug 27, 2012 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2012

South Ridge, East Face  Sucess!

The route quality was much better than I had expected it to be. Mostly class 3 with some class 4. A few loose spots that were not too bad. The views were fantastic, a bit of exposure, but over all a great peak. I would recommend this to a friend who was experienced.

setrent - Jul 23, 2006 5:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2006

Southeast Ridge  Sucess!

Summited via Sahale Arm. Five hours to the summit from the Cascade Pass parking lot. The climb does not have much to recommend, except that you will be alone at the summit. The summit log is a huge aluminum box that has been there since 1966. The climb was mostly third class with one move of low fifth. Check your holds before using!


tbnelson - Jul 28, 2002 2:32 pm

Route Climbed: Boston Glacier/ East Ridge Date Climbed: July 15, 2002  Sucess!

After spending a night on the Sahale - Boston col we summited Mount Buckner and the on the return summited Boston Peak via the East Ridge of the summit block. NIghtmarishly loose rock - a veritable bomb alley, but great views from the top of Forbidden, Eldorado, Sahale, Buckner, Glacier, Dome and Rainier. I only mention this summit to condemn it.

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