Eldorado Peak Climber's Log

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jordansahls - Jul 13, 2006 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Day Climb  Sucess!

What a great climb, I can't wait to get out there and do some of the other stuff!

aretewalker - Feb 23, 2006 12:07 am Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2006

East Ridge  Sucess!

We set off on 2/19 at 7 am and after struggling with the knee-deep snow in the Eldorado Creek basin we camped at the 6200 ft saddle. We left the camp at 3:30 am and reached the summit at 7:30. Poor visibility/whiteout caught us on our descent through the Inspiration and Eldorado Glaciers. Luckily we returned to our camp and back to the Cascade River road (1 pm).

setrent - Dec 23, 2005 1:07 am

Route Climbed: Eldorado Glacier/East Ridge Date Climbed: August, 2001  Sucess!

Climbed El Dorado as the final summit in a traverse from Boston Basin. The snow arete was neat and the views outstanding, but the trail down to the Cascade River Road was strenuous.

dicey - Sep 4, 2005 1:11 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

full moon!

blewis82 - Aug 16, 2005 5:25 pm

Route Climbed: The East Ridge Date Climbed: August 11, 2005  Sucess!

Perfect weather, low clouds made for an amazing 360 degree view of the surrounding peaks.


DeeDee - Jul 26, 2005 10:05 pm

Route Climbed: Eldorado Glacier/ East Ridge Date Climbed: July 30, 2004  Sucess!

Day climb. Great peak, great weather.


derbilly - Jul 6, 2005 1:37 pm

Route Climbed: Eldorado Glacier / East Ridge Date Climbed: June 25, 2005  Sucess!

Got up to our camp spot at ~7600 on the rocks at 5PM. The weather was favorable, so we decided to summit that evening. Perfect light, above the clouds, amazing views all around.

Dan Winter

Dan Winter - Mar 20, 2005 10:02 pm

Route Climbed: Inspiration Glacier Date Climbed: 6/16/04-6/17/04  Sucess!

Fog and clouds broke for a spectacular summit view. We could have scrambled the rocks all the way to the summit but decided to get back on the snow for the classic snow ridge.

Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - Feb 25, 2005 3:55 am

Route Climbed: West Arete Date Climbed: July 24, 1994  Sucess!

Included an unplanned bivy 2/3 of the way up. Just dumb luck that our trip was Friday-Sunday, instead of Saturday-Monday. Our Saturday night bivy was one of the warmest & calmest I've seen in the Cascades. The next night the mountains were hit by major thunderstorms, starting forest fires that burned for months all over the range.


cjmorello - Feb 20, 2005 10:22 am

Route Climbed: EAST RIDGE Date Climbed: AUG 04  Sucess!

Climbed with party of 3.


cascadeclimber1978 - Nov 26, 2004 1:48 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: April 25, 2004  Sucess!

Great summit day. Lots of snow. East ridge was a little hairy with the knife edge and all, but no problems. One of my favorite summits. Will return to try a winter attempt.


jverschuyl - Aug 27, 2004 1:19 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 8-20-04  Sucess!

Caught a beautiful day between smoke and an approaching storm. Great classic North Cascades views in every direction.


esugi - Aug 25, 2004 12:48 am

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 8/21/04  Sucess!

Set off from car at 8:30am, packing light for one day ascent. Reached summit at 4pm. Nasty weather with no view (visibility about 40 feet). Rain coming down hard. All smiles though as we set off for home with no idea of the agonizing and excruciating descent that awaited us....

You'll have to read my trip report for details.

lizard brain - Aug 10, 2004 11:36 am

Route Climbed: Inspiration Glacier Date Climbed: 8/9/04  Sucess!

Beautiful weather. Camped at 7500', just below the summit ridge. Great views from the camp. Even better views from the summit. That's one I'll do again. (Am I the only one that likes the boulder field?)


jasonconnell - Aug 2, 2004 5:54 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 31st 2004

Got turned around twice this Spring so it was nice to bag this beast finally.



Norman - Jul 27, 2004 1:33 am

Route Climbed: Eldorado Glacier/East Ridge Date Climbed: 7-24-04  Sucess!

Fantastic climb with my good friend Nick.

nateb - May 24, 2004 2:10 pm

Route Climbed: Eldorado Glacier/East Ridge Date Climbed: May 21, 2004  Sucess!

First trip to the North Cascades. Challenging hike in but the awesome views made it worth it. Beautiful summit morning, warmed quickly leading to serious postholing on the descent. I would do it again, even with the arduous approach.


t511a - Apr 28, 2004 10:55 pm

Route Climbed: Eldorado Glacier/East Ridge Date Climbed: 22May2003  Sucess!

full conditions for 4 days. no views of nothing. just the feeling of complete nothingness to the left and right of me on that knife ridge!


hkutuk - Nov 14, 2003 11:49 am

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 13, 2002  Sucess!

First time in the North Cascades and got to learn what climbing here means. Exciting creek crossings, brutal approaches over brush and talus and steep terrain. This was an awesome climb with the famous knife edge ridge climb and impressive summit views in every direction. Definitely a classic climb.


jtschanz - Jul 22, 2003 5:56 pm

Route Climbed: Eldorado Glacier Date Climbed: July 13, 2002  Sucess!

Impressive mountain! The approach to camp was interesting to say the least - we were surprised by how much snow was still around. Great views from camp of Sahalie Peak and Boston Basin. The summit knife-edge ridge was truly breathtaking - we placed several pickets for protection.

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