Tinkham Peak Climber's Log

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Criada - Jul 18, 2023 8:32 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2023

Tinkham Peak  Sucess!

Ascended via Mirror and Cottonwood Lake trail. Right after we hit the rocky section after the treeline, we crossed a bunch of unstable boulders, but when we came down, there was a clear path to avoid that, if we'd gone climbers right.
Near the top, there was a guy with a charming and huge puppy, and a drone which serenaded us with angry hornet noises for most of our descent to treeline.


Cascadeperegrinator - Sep 24, 2021 8:51 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2021

Last day of summer 2021  Sucess!

Followed the route up from Mirror Lake. Hope to get up Abiel soon. Perfect weather.


cascadescrambler - Sep 4, 2019 10:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1990

Northeast ridge  Sucess!

Didn't know anything about trails or routes. Just thought Mirror Lake was a shorter approach. Climbed the east face boulders and traversed right, above cliff bands to the northeast ridge and up. Class 2 and 3 with some exposure. Now I know it is easier.


markhadland@gmail.com - Sep 10, 2018 3:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2018

Timhham Traverse. Great views and exposure.  Sucess!

Great West to East traverse. Happy to descend the east trail. Amazing views.


kevinsa - Aug 29, 2016 4:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2016

Tinkham  Sucess!

Really enjoyed this one - great views for a modest effort. The route stays in the shade most of the day, and just enough scrambling at the top to keep it interesting. Done as a 3fer with Meadow and Abiel.

mvkazit - Jul 18, 2016 11:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2016

Tinkham traverse.  Sucess!

Tinkham traverse. Great view, awesome ridge


Euphonia - May 20, 2016 12:05 pm

Easy peasy  Sucess!

Nice, easy day. Obscene amount of flagging on the TRAIL we descended. Ornery BF took care of that.


peerzat - Oct 13, 2015 3:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2015

great little scramble  Sucess!

looks like it would be a fun winter ascent. great view of the hills to the north and rainier to the south, stuart off to the northeast.


beaudaddy85 - Aug 18, 2015 2:29 am

Walk Up  Sucess!

Fun, quick and easy. Walk up from mirror lake


awilsondc - Jun 20, 2015 9:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2015

Trifecta  Sucess!

Started out at the Mirror Lake trailhead and did Tinkham (east), Tinkham (west), Abiel, and Silver on a beautiful Saturday morning. I lost the trail a couple times but found it again easily. Silver had the best summit view IMO. Gorgeous day, and an awesome loop! I'd do it again!

bigjoesmith - Oct 4, 2014 3:27 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2014

Nice hiking.  Sucess!

Did an East Tinkham, West Tinkham, Abiel, Silver loop. The extensive climber trails (more like a regular trail for much of the way, especially on Silver), made the going easy and quick. Even with a bit a dawdling, did the loop in about 5 hours and 45 minutes. Much of the route is only minimumly treed, so the views are great. Very enjoyable.

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Nov 11, 2013 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2002

With Abiel  Sucess!

Good Fall objective.

bigbadgoo - Oct 1, 2012 8:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2012

Fun scramble  Sucess!

Little scramble but fun


Redwic - Sep 23, 2012 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2012

Steep But Enjoyable  Sucess!

Sunrise hike. Great views from the two summits, despite haziness from NW wildfires. I'm glad to get this off my "failed attempts" list, and the SE route was much more enjoyable than the NW route which I previously attempted (although that effort had been thwarted by downsloping icy rocks). The SE ridge boot path is much more worn-down than when Klenke did it, years ago. Easy and highly recommended.

Cascade Scrambler

Cascade Scrambler - Sep 1, 2012 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2011

Easy  Sucess!

Don't believe the hype. This was easy- I don't know why the boot path gets such a bad rap. Great views from both summits- Tinkham Tarns looked pretty from the east summit. Did this as part of a "Silver-Abiel-Tinkham West-Tinkham East" circuit.


WeatherMan - Aug 20, 2012 12:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2012

& Silver w/ TNAB  Sucess!

The scramble is akin to a Pepperoncini, not quite a Jalepeno, but just spicy enough. Soaked in good views as low clouds began to infiltrate the western valleys, then moved on over to Silver.


belowfellow - Feb 16, 2011 8:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2010

late day  Sucess!

hiked Tinkham along with Silver after work.


HiT - Dec 30, 2010 3:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2010

Nice one  Sucess!

This one has nice views of the lakes. Next time I head up there, I will be sure to get Abiel and Silver!


Redwic - Oct 25, 2009 9:05 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009

Peak Trifecta! (Sort Of)

With Tinkham Peak located so close to Silver Peak and Abiel Peak, it was decided to visit all three peaks. We were successful with reaching the Abiel and Silver summits, but had to turn around just short of the Tinkham summit (although we made it to the summit ridge) due to icy conditions. The weather was very foggy and cloudy, but the route was easy to follow. Many paths leading in many directions between these peaks, but essentially they all intersect at one point or another.


gimpilator - Oct 24, 2009 8:08 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009

SE Ridge  Sucess!

On my first attempt (10/24/09) I got to within perhaps 20 feet of the summit via the north route before sheets of down-sloping ice turned me around.

I returned with Natasha on 8/24/13 to get the summit via the SE ridge.

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