Eldorado Peak Climber's Log

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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'.


mrjenks85 - Aug 24, 2015 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2015

Becoming one of my favorites  Sucess!

I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for less than a year, so I have not done enough repeat summits to say for sure what my favorite peaks are. After 2 climbs of this one I know its going to be one on the list.

Did this one as a 2 day overnight where we stayed at the camp at the base of the ridge and climbed for a sunrise summit. Forrest fires obscured views of some of the mountains, but made for some crazy sunrise colors across the landscape.

Love that knife edge! This mountain gives a wonderful complete alpine experience.

slombardiclimber5 - Mar 17, 2015 5:59 pm Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2015

Winter Ascent Eldorado  Sucess!

First ascent on a non major peak, incredible time via Inspiration Glacier


Redwic - Mar 9, 2015 2:00 am Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2015

Awesome Peak!!!  Sucess!

What a great peak... especially for unusually favorable Winter conditions. An alpine classic. Highly recommended.


millertime300 - Oct 3, 2014 7:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2014

East Ridge  Sucess!

Glad for the Knife edge to add some flavor to this climb!


Fensterschlechter - Aug 28, 2014 1:00 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2014

East Ridge  Sucess!

Was up on top right after dawn. Views were amazing! A nice mellow snow climb with a little knife edge to spice it up.


RomaK - Aug 4, 2014 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2014

East Ridge  Sucess!

Camped on the ridge between Eldorado and Roush basins (~6100 ft), beautiful spot. Views are amazing everywhere. The knife edge was very narrow and exciting, but with great steps. Going just past the summit, there are some nice rocks to relax and have lunch. Boulder field really sucked on the way down. Great climb in an incredible area.


olymountainman - Jan 12, 2014 11:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2013

North Ridge  Sucess!

Excellent route! Great rock and awesome glacier travel.


seano - Aug 15, 2013 10:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2013

Awesome day  Sucess!

Super-fun daytrip of Eldorado, Klawatti, and Dorado Needle. Trip report.


BKW - Jul 23, 2013 12:56 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013

The Feeling of Awesomeness  Sucess!

Wow. The summit of this mountain is amazing. It more than makes up for the approach, whose steepness would make Mailbox Peak blush. Great views and a beautiful route.


samckernan - Sep 14, 2012 11:29 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2012

Awesome Adventure  Sucess!

Amazing climb, camp and views! Trip Report

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Aug 30, 2012 2:25 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012

With Josh  Sucess!

Fantastic climb!! Inspiration Glacier is fantastic! Thanks Josh for the tour.

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Aug 29, 2012 4:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012

Even awesome a Third Time  Sucess!

This was my third time up this peak which was still a lot of fun. Summit ridge was in great shape as well as the glaciers.


Grampahawk - Aug 11, 2012 5:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2012

hot  Sucess!

Heat wave in Seattle made the going tough in the lower elevations. Totally bathed in sweat. There were a few easily traversed cravasses. Just enough space on the summit for all 4 of us to get photos.

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