Sahale Mountain Climber's Log

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MStone - Oct 16, 2018 2:11 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2018

Sahale Mountain with bluebird skies  Sucess!

Climbed solo and made the summit pretty quick. The glacier travel was easy with the cold temps early in the day, but the snow softened up by early afternoon. Bring a rope and harness to rappel from the summit if it's snow covered. Down climbing would have been tough with the fresh snow on top.


chandlerhaberlack - Jul 24, 2018 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2018

Climbed twice  Sucess!

Once on the way to Boston, and then again when we decided we wanted to rap off the summit and onto the glacier.


jacobsmaki - Aug 18, 2016 10:44 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2016

Up and over  Sucess!

We had been camping in Boston Basin and went up and over Sahale on the way out. I highly recommend doing that - the views on the other side are gorgeous and the trail on that side is easier with a heavy pack.


Grampahawk - Aug 16, 2016 3:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2016

done despite weather  Sucess!

Spent 2 days in rain and fog on the Sahale glacier, but it finally cleared for 2.5 hours and we summited


pschlais - Jul 29, 2016 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2016

Quien Sabe/Sahale Arm loop  Sucess!

Up the Quien Sabe glacier, down Sahale Arm. The weather could have been better due to thick clouds obscuring all but the highest peaks. A really fun (and long) day.

Jake Robinson

Jake Robinson - Jul 26, 2016 1:02 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2016

Exceptional views  Sucess!

Got up in about 3 hours and 30 minutes. Absolutely amazing views in all directions! Final scramble wasn't bad


Grampahawk - Jul 22, 2016 3:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2016

terrible weather  Sucess!

we made it. The gacier was in white out, then cleared for about 2 hours. We got to the chimney and the fog rolled back in. We summmited and followed our boot tracks back to the glacier camp site. Then spent another day in the rain

tpkrause - Jul 22, 2015 4:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2015

Gorgeous July summit  Sucess!

Beautiful approach took about 6 hours. Crossed the glacier and climbed the summit after a few groups made their way down. Phenomenal view and a fun easy rappel down. Camped afterward at Pelton Basin. Bugs on the hike back the next day among the worst is ever encountered, but could never hurt the quality of this outing


taniagrotter - Jun 23, 2015 7:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2015

Success  Sucess!

Summited on a beautiful sunny day. 5 hours to the summit, 6 back(!)


skyler - May 6, 2015 6:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2012

Almost made it

Hiked the arm to the summit rocks solo then turned around. The view cannot be beat.


Mooner - Oct 9, 2014 9:21 pm


10/05/14 Climbed with Natasha up the arm. For the final summit pitch I when up the rap route on steep crummy rock. Should have read the description for the summit pitch. Great views. Great hike.


Fensterschlechter - Aug 28, 2014 12:56 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2014

Arm  Sucess!

Went solo as a day hike on Sahale Arm. Took alpine rack, pickets, screws, rope. Used the rope.


seano - Jul 19, 2014 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2014

Standard route  Sucess!

A pretty straightforward climb up from the Cascade Pass TH, though the steep snow was occasionally dicey in my running-shoe crampons. On to Boston and Buckner! Trip report.


CzechMark - Nov 12, 2013 5:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2013

So close

Got within spitting distance of the final summit pyramid climb but snow conditions were sketchy at best and I was solo.

andrew david

andrew david - Feb 17, 2013 2:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011

Fabulous Camping  Sucess!

With pack up Sahale Arm to the fabulous campground, then in the morning after a splendid sunset and all night goat raids at all the other camps (secure your food guys)I scooted up the glacier to the summit, which some use rope for, though it is not necessary. Took the excursion over to Boston too, a deadly little blob of loose rock which still has a near empty summit log book from the 1960s. Do not miss it.


tseren - Jan 5, 2013 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2009

sahale arm  Sucess!

hiked up the sahale arm with my lady and good friends, and when they decided to stop at the top of the arm, i kept going solo up to the top. very fun scramble and gorgeous views the whole way. i LOVE cascade river road.


tcingrum - Sep 19, 2012 8:19 am

Sahale  Sucess!

Went up the Quien Sabe and down the Sahale arm. Long day but cool mountain.


kevinsa - Sep 17, 2012 9:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1992

Sahale Mountain  Sucess!

It's been over 20 years - I really need to come back and do this one again.


relic - Sep 9, 2012 1:31 pm

Good intro climb  Sucess!

Been up this a number of times. This is the classic spot to bring friends new to climbing. Easy and quick approach, then a half pitch at summit with a rappel. THE North Cascades classic view out over the peaks of the Ptarmigan Traverse. This way, you can give 'em the bug which leads to the addiction *before* they find out that most North Cascades climbs involve much more suffering... and then it's too late for 'em, they'll probably keep coming back. As opposed to, for example, taking 'em to the Pickets first time out... they'll never go on a climb with you again.


pingzingr - Sep 1, 2012 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2012

Day trip  Sucess!

Up to Cascade Pass, up the Sahale Arm and then to the top.

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