Cadet Peak Climber's Log

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JimO44 - Feb 21, 2019 10:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1977

First Ascent East Face  Sucess!

Not sure of the date, but Mike McCoy and I (Jim O'Connell) climbed a 1500 foot or so shute on the East Face. 45-55 degrees and perfect condition while we did the climb. We used an old mining road on the East side of the Monte Christo range. Down into slide alder 500 feet an the up 600 feet to the first snow. Tough going, very tough! We did the climb and then out the same way.


beaudaddy85 - Oct 21, 2018 5:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2017

Goats  Sucess!

Man, such a sweet area! Saw lots of goats on this trip! Peak had a little bit of everything!


chandlerhaberlack - Aug 21, 2016 7:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2016

Glacier Basin  Sucess!

With Gimpilator and Heather


thundercloud - Sep 14, 2014 1:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2014

Standard West Slope  Sucess!

Easy goings. Traversed left at 6500, and found no difficulties, or snow. Found a couple friendly ptarmigans.

setrent - Jun 13, 2014 12:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2014

East Ridge  Sucess!

Via traverse from Monte Cristo Peak. South Ridge involved a circuitous route, with some interesting class 4 scrambling and loose rock. Descended the standard route.


gimpilator - Oct 25, 2013 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2013

Took 2 attempts  Sucess!

It was slight gamble to try Cadet this late in the year. We made it to 6400 feet before bad snow conditions turned us around near the crux.

UPDATE 8/20/16: Returned with Heather and Chandler for the summit and traversed solo to the north peak as well. Trip Report


tcingrum - Sep 20, 2012 7:59 pm

Cadet  Sucess!

Can't go wrong in glacier basin.


RyanHoover - Aug 28, 2012 1:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Via Glacier Basin  Sucess!

Don't forget the bike, as it will save you a couple hours in your day. Great peak, had the summit to myself, enjoyed a nice read and a cup of joe. Didn't see anyone all day except right near the start of Glacier Basin trail.


kevinsa - Sep 10, 2011 12:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

Cadet Peak  Sucess!

Great climb with beautiful weather. Did not see anyone until Glacier Falls on the way back out, which seemed really strange on the Friday before Labor Day. To answer leftfield's question, yes, it is possible to scramble Cadet with no thrashing. Just follow the route as described in Jeff Smoot's book, which follows two gullys just to the right of the route described here. Once you get to the top of the gullys, you will find the flagged climber's path.


beaudaddy85 - Mar 21, 2010 8:29 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010

Glacier Basin Route

Plan for a long day! We made it to around 6,000' before we had to turn around due to time, snow conditions and signs of avalanche danger. Glacier Basin is beautiful and the views from were we got on Cadet were great. Postholed for hours in thigh high snow, first couple gullies are extremely steep, too steep for snowshoes. Very annoying snow conditions around mystery hill. Signs of ice caves forming with the melting snow off of rocks. Be careful, lots of hollow sections and snow bridges over the creek. We will be back this summer to finish what we started.

setrent - Dec 22, 2005 9:39 pm

Route Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: 04 September, 2003  Sucess!

A straight forward climb with two short sections of class three. Great views from the summit.

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