Sahale Mountain Climber's Log

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littlefrantz - Jan 5, 2007 1:12 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2006

Sahale Arm to summit  Sucess!

Gorgeous views. Great opportunity for an easy trad climb for us beginners.

Casey Bates

Casey Bates - Oct 10, 2006 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2006

Via Quien Sabe  Sucess!

Awesome climb via standard route from Boston Basin. Managed to give myself nasty puncture wound with my crampon during crevasse rescue drill on the descent. One of my favorite climbs!


Outdoorpartner - Oct 5, 2006 5:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2006

Total White Out

Had to spin very close to the top due to total white out conditions. With Pat Tillman of Alpine Ascents.


rhyang - Aug 31, 2006 1:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2006

Quien Sabe Glacier  Sucess!

Soloed up the glacier from Boston Basin. Nice and easy, but with excellent views ! Started from BB around 8am, up top by 11:45, back in camp by 2-ish. Lots of exposed glacier ice and some hard neve. The night before had been cloudy and rainy, but great climbing weather - cool and clear, though a bit breezy.


scot'teryx - Aug 24, 2006 8:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2006

Sahale Glacier  Sucess!

9 hours RT, Martin Cash must have been hauling ass since we did not even pitch out the scramble. Glacier showed no signs of crevasses, but they were there, sinking in slowly. No one else really up there, saw 2 other parties and one other party via the Quien Sabe

Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Jul 30, 2006 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

Once  Sucess!

Dan and I arrived at Cascade Pass at 7:00 with the intention of doing the Torment - Forbidden Traverse in 2 days. Unfortunely the weather sucked and we were completely clouded in at the trailhead. We decided that would not be a good route in iffy weather and did Sahale as a dayclimb instead. Hiked up the Sahale Arm, then scrambled the Complete Southwest Ridge to the summit. Pretty fun for an easy route. Nice views from the top as the clouds cooperated for about 2 hours at high elevation. 5,700' elevation gain done in 7.75 hours car to car.


rkymtn - Jul 17, 2006 6:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006

Route Climbed: Quien Sabe Glacier  Sucess!

This was the first summit during a 7-day stint in the North Cascades with Mountain Madness (part of their 13-day alpine climbing course). The weather was great and the climb was too.

setrent - Dec 26, 2005 9:51 pm

Route Climbed: Quien Sabe Glacier Date Climbed: May, 1996  Sucess!

Climbed the Quien Sabe and descended Sahale Arm. An enjoyable climb with excellent views. Doable in a long day from the car.

dicey - Sep 4, 2005 2:00 pm

Route Climbed: sahale glacier Date Climbed: October 2004

new snow turned us around at summit rock


breadbox - Aug 31, 2005 3:25 pm

Route Climbed: Sahale Glacier Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

Ramoo, Spliff, and Melon. Good times!

Stehekin Country

Stehekin Country - Aug 17, 2005 1:46 pm

Route Climbed: SE Ridge Date Climbed: August 15, 2005

Started Monday morning at the end of the river road. Hiked to Cascade Pass and then up to the Glacier camp. Started a little late around 5 o'clock. We were about halfway up the pinnacle before we turned back because of the darkness. Great view from the camp and high up on the Pinnacle.


Norman - Aug 8, 2005 6:34 pm

Route Climbed: Sehale Glacier Date Climbed: 8/6/05  Sucess!

Very good weather. Nick and I did a one dayer . Took the west ridge to the summit from the hightest snow patch above gacier instead dusty, loose trail into the gully system to the top. Rope and couple pro for safety. Nice alternative.


hkutuk - Aug 5, 2005 1:56 am

Route Climbed: Sahale Glacier Date Climbed: July 31, 2005  Sucess!

Great setting with incredible views of the northern Cascades therefore deserves an overnight stay but the permit hassle is not worth it. An easy glacier traverse brought us to the base of the pinnacle, chose to climb the south face in one pitch among many other options. It had few 5th class moves on somewhat loose rock. Summit views were great in all directions on this clear day.


supreme744 - Jul 29, 2005 11:33 pm

Route Climbed: Sahale Arm/Glacier Date Climbed: 7/27/05  Sucess!

Excellent route for a one day trip, however the never ending switchbacks to Cascade Pass from the end of the road trailhead is relentless and a little overdone. 3.7 miles to gain 1200 feet in that portion of the Cascades is a bit of an overkill, even if the intent is to bring Cascade Pass to the general public. Climbed the glacier with a little rope practice and attempted the summit with no rope from the southeast. Got to within one big exposed move from the summit after scurrying up a chute and decided to back off. If there is a relatively safe ropeless route to the summit in dry airy conditions, this is not it. Perhaps another day. The real treasure here are the views, easy glacier and the Sahale Arm traverse.


mattdalman - Jul 22, 2005 5:36 am

Route Climbed: Quien Sabe Glacier Date Climbed: August 9, 2003  Sucess!

Two day climb. Camped on the Quien Sabe. 7 AM start and made the summit of Sahale Peak and then climbed down and had lunch and then climbed Sharkfin Tower.


thundercloud - Jul 20, 2005 1:43 pm

Route Climbed: Sahale Arm/Glacier Date Climbed: July 17, 2005  Sucess!

Started out from car at 7 am, summit around 1:30 pm, left summit around 2:30 pm, back at car at 6 pm. Climb was very short, but there were plenty of other folks up there. Trail is snow free up to high camp and the glacier. Lots of furry marmots en route. Glacier very tame, snow in good shape, rock pitch very short. Climbed with a newbie so we roped up at glacier, and simul-climbed the rock with a couple belays. Exited the glacier to the right and kept working our way right around the summit pyramid, mostly 3rd class scramble with some exposed 4th toward the finish on the NE side. Rope not necessary for able scramblers, but was very nice for the rappel and good practice with rope mgmt. Awesome day, amazing views!

rcook1 - Jul 19, 2005 7:42 pm

Route Climbed: Quien Sabe Glacier Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

2 days, beautiful area

Dan Winter

Dan Winter - Mar 20, 2005 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2004

Queen Sabe Glacier

Did this climb in one day. This is a beautiful and interesting climb. Took mountain bikes up the road and had a nice coast back down to trailhead.


Blakester - Feb 14, 2005 9:05 pm

Route Climbed: Sahale Arm Date Climbed: September '04  Sucess!

Climbed up and down the rappel route (middle of the S. face). While packing up at camp we watched a guy without 'pons or axe try to injure himself due to rockfall and lack of traction.

canderson - Oct 1, 2004 3:58 pm

Route Climbed: Sahale Glacier Date Climbed: September 26, 2004  Sucess!

Fantastically beautiful approach up a well-maintained trail across Cascade Pass. Camped at 7,400 feet with an alpine start early the next morning. Small glacier, but we roped up anyway due to the late season conditions. Great cramponing with hard packed snow, few crevasses. Climbed the summit pyramid (class 4 rock), and feasted on some unbelievable sunrise views of Baker, Glacier, Rainier, Eldorado, ...

This is a highly recommended climb, and I hope to return for more climbing in the area.

Thanks to Sara, Peter, Ken, and Bob for an amazing weekend of climbing!!

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