Eldorado Peak Climber's Log

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Wheelbarrow - Mar 19, 2024 9:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2021

The Knee Punisher  Sucess!

Stunning day climb via the East Ridge but probably wouldn't do it again due to the relentless rock hopping nature. Truly one of the coolest snow capped knife-edge summit ridges of all time.

johndinh - Jul 17, 2023 9:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2023

First time at El Dorado Summit  Sucess!

Feels funny that the rocky prominence is not the summit.

Mike D' - Aug 2, 2022 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2022

Eldo hot day  Sucess!

2-man team (Pete & Mike D)
Gear: hike shoes, poles, ice-axe/whippet
4:15am depart
6+ hours to summit
11:45 roundtrip


OwenT - Aug 6, 2020 10:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2020

First N Cascades Summit  Sucess!

Great climb with some new friends.


berlindx - Jul 23, 2020 9:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2019

Great conditions, easy climb, georgous views  Sucess!

Trip report with pictures here: https://flagtails.com/2020/07/05/eldorado-peak/


DawnchaserTheAdventurer - Oct 13, 2019 12:24 am Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2019

Straight up legendary  Sucess!

Short, steep slog, followed by some crazy crevasse navigating, and one of the gnarliest, most exhausting glacier ascents I've done in a while. Was too cloudy to get good views much of the time, but the few times the clouds broke, the sights were nothing short of legendary. Track up summit ridge was well-stamped out, and I didn't bother roping up for it since the snow was decently soft and the boot tracks deep and secure


bluecappo - Jun 18, 2019 12:39 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2006

So Great!  Sucess!

Such an epic traverse over to the summit and one of the best areas in the state!


travel_murse - Mar 20, 2019 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2019

Queen of the Cascades  Sucess!

An adventure I’ll never forget!

Youliana - Oct 28, 2018 11:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2018

Eldorado!  Sucess!

Gorgeous day trip. One of our party was on splitboard and enjoyed a fast descent.


beaudaddy85 - Oct 21, 2018 5:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2017

Beautiful Area  Sucess!

Such a beautiful area. Camped on Inspiration Glacier, summited following morning. Would be a great 1 day peak so you don't have to haul overnight gear.


LoganScamfer - Sep 25, 2018 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2018

Succesful Summit  Sucess!

A cold, somewhat cloudy summit, but amazing as a first time for me. My team reached the Eldorado Glacier first and trekked across it finding that new fallen snow covered at least 6 crevasses completely. A true knife edge summit, we had to move up the edge on the side rather than on the top. A truly rewarding climb.


funkstuf - Aug 14, 2018 7:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2018

Summited in the clouds  Sucess!

First time up, celebrating 60th birthday and still hadn't been here. Lots of clear weather on the evening of the 2nd, then Friday morning we summited in the clouds without a view, and climbed down in a drizzle. The upside was that we were the only climbers and had the high camp and summit to ourselves. Very fun climb!


rtgomez90 - Jun 2, 2018 8:15 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2018

E Ridge  Sucess!

Two days. Tough approach. A not-so-alpine start. Soft snow. Did it!


ZakG - Jan 23, 2018 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2012

Eldorado!  Sucess!

Thirteen years after turning around at the Eldorado Glacier to go down to study for a final in a class I can't remember, I finally went back and climbed the peak. I wish I hadn't studied for that test that I can't remember anymore. Oh well, I finally did it.

Jake Robinson

Jake Robinson - Jul 19, 2017 3:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2017

East Ridge  Sucess!

W/ Fletcher (repeat for him) after Dorado Needle. The route was easy and the summit ridge was a sidewalk - no need to rope up.

mvkazit - Jun 27, 2017 10:44 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2017

Supers scenic  Sucess!

Awesome destination.

Full report: http://mvkazit.blogspot.com/2017/06/eldorado-peak.html


tcingrum - Aug 8, 2016 1:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2016

Eldorado  Sucess!

One day shot. Summit seems to go forever.

Ian Culhane

Ian Culhane - Aug 8, 2016 12:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2016

East Ridge  Sucess!

Route is in excellent conditions; virtually no crevasses for the entire way (and the only ones present are tiny). Excellent weather on the first day, but ended up summitting in a whiteout the second day. The ridge is fairly steep, but there's a well worth path to the top.


kevinsa - Jul 31, 2016 12:19 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2016

Eldorado  Sucess!

Awesome climb - did it as a one-day

Ian Culhane

Ian Culhane - Jun 10, 2016 1:31 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2016

East Ridge  Sucess!

Technically not a true summit, but I'm gonna call it one anyways. Hiked up Saturday afternoon through rain and a whiteout; camped just after the notch leading to Roush Basin. Snow starts at around 5200', just after the boulder fields. We ended up waiting all of Sunday for a storm to clear, and finally got blue skies that evening (first ones of the trip!). The five of us left camp at 2:30AM for the summit; climbing up the East ridge at sunrise was absolutely spectacular, especially with the blanket of clouds at around 5000'. The Eldorado/Inspiration glaciers are pretty tame currently; we didn't encounter any crevasses on our route. The final 50' of the knife edge ridge was pretty treacherous (60 degree slopes, huge cornice, and powdery snow from the previous night), so we decided to turn around. Back to the cars by around 2:30AM. An amazing climb altogether; I'll definitely be back someday to finish that last 50'.

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