Whitehorse Mountain Climber's Log

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ZakG

ZakG - Jan 21, 2018 12:19 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2001

Whitehorse!  Sucess!

Climbed with Jason and a crew of others. The views of the farms below made the North Cascades feel like Switzerland. It was very, very nice.

seano

seano - Jul 22, 2015 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2015

Standard route  Sucess!

I got shut down on a wet day after a 2-hour shower bashing up through the brush, and had to come back on a drier day. The crux was getting up a steep section of the glacier in my dinky running-shoe crampons. The "standard" snow tongue was far from in, but there's an obvious third-class route up the rock to the left. Trip report.

BKW

BKW - May 17, 2014 1:24 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2014

May Bash  Sucess!

Ours was a 15.5 hour car to car saga. There was plenty of sloppy snow and unexpected route finding issues between Lone Tree and High Pass. From High Pass to the summit we had some classic alpine action and spectacular views.

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Mar 16, 2014 5:41 am Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2014

What a Riot!  Sucess!

After a long time of not being able to climb I finally got back with a heart pumping trip up Whitehorse Mountain. I had to give pretty much everything I had considering that I was out of shape, an incident left me with limited food, and the lack of sleep didn't help either. Less than half way through I was cramping up. But I knew that if I pushed on a little harder each step of the way I could make it. By the end I was so wasted.

Beautiful mountain, a great route, nice trail contrary to what I've heard, and do-able as a really long day trip.

jacobsmith

jacobsmith - Jan 22, 2014 12:27 am Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2014

Whitehorse  Sucess!

Climbed with gimpilator and Josh, fun time was had by all.

gimpilator

gimpilator - Jan 21, 2014 1:45 pm Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2014

Single Day Winter Ascent  Sucess!

~17 hours round-trip. Lot's of falling ice below High Pass. I'm very grateful to Jacob and Josh for their climbing skills. I'm not sure if I could have done it without them.

Dan Winter

Dan Winter - May 20, 2013 10:17 am Date Climbed: May 19, 2013

Whitehorse  Sucess!

Climbed in a 12 hour marathon with a Seattle Mountaineers group. We were in the clouds all day but it was good conditions for climbing.I wonder how many people do this climb more than once!

tcingrum

tcingrum - Sep 21, 2012 12:09 am

Whitehorse  Sucess!

A real butt kicker, but a goody.

kevinsa

kevinsa - Sep 17, 2012 10:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1994

Whitehorse Mountain  Sucess!

Awesome Mountain - came back again in 2010 for some more punishment.

cdcscrambler

cdcscrambler - Feb 16, 2012 10:03 am

slow going

underestimated this mountain. way too much snow, did lone tree pass route in march, camped at lone tree pass and never made the summit the next day, want to try again

ExcitableBoy

ExcitableBoy - Dec 28, 2010 9:40 am

Whitehorse Glacier  Sucess!

Had heard the bushwack was pretty bad. We must have found the best path because it wasn't terrible. Great views into the Three Fingers from the summit. 12 hours round trip.

project360

project360 - Oct 14, 2009 11:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007

The perfect trainer...  Sucess!

Intense and the perfect training. Solo in 2007...

ericwillhite

ericwillhite - Sep 3, 2009 2:50 am Date Climbed: May 9, 2007

Lone Tree route  Sucess!

Great spring climbing. Pictures and map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington_climbing/darrington/whitehorse_mountain_118.htm

nickmech

nickmech - Dec 29, 2008 6:13 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2007

Lone Tree Pass  Sucess!

Lovely little mountain when viewed from Darrington. Six in our team with cloudy skies. No problems for us on the route. Crampons and axe only needed.

Andy Dewey

Andy Dewey - May 12, 2007 8:56 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2007

Route Climbed - Niederprum Trail  Sucess!

Finally successfully after the second attempt. Awesome day, spectacular views! We had a party of 3 and saw 18 other people on the route.

ericd

ericd - Sep 7, 2006 2:53 am Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2004

Lone Tree Pass route

Multiple attempts; still is unfinished business. Made Lone Tree pass in like 2hrs; post-holing until summer, slope gets steeper on backside, a big open gap between rock summit and Whitehorse glacier. Partner and I rapelled for a direct decent down. Avalanche chutes before Lone tree pass is kinda creepy.

osatrik

osatrik - Sep 2, 2006 6:34 am Date Climbed: Apr 20, 1996

Avalanche turned us around in 1996

Chuck, Ivar, and I turned around after watching an avalanche come around a corner an right up to where we were standing. This was pretty low on the mountain, only about 3600-3700 ft, near the point where the trail comes out into the more open areas. I haven't been back.

leftfield

leftfield - Jun 14, 2006 5:43 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006

Route Climbed - Niederprum Trail  Sucess!

Went up with 5 others on an official Mazama climb. Rainy at first but then clear breezeless weather on summit day. Just got the last dying gasps out of the snow bridge. Camped in the meadow at 4800 feet. Pretty hammered by the time we got back to the trailhead. Why don't more people climb this?

larryN

larryN - May 28, 2006 3:58 am Date Climbed: May 21, 2006

Timed the snow conditions and bridge well  Sucess!

Like KathS describes in her pictures, the snow conditions were good, but the snow bridge was probably unstable the week after our climb. We used existing slings around a large rock for the rappel, and added another locking 'biner. The week before the snow was a bit soft and the bridge was solid. We lost about 500' after Lone Tree Pass, making it a 7000', 10 mi RT, 13 hr car-to-car day. Here's our route.

Went for a hike up this in April, 2015. We got to about the "flat" way-point" on the map I attached. Like the page says, with the road closed, add another 2.3 mi r/t and 400' of gain to the climb.

setrent - Dec 26, 2005 10:34 pm

Route Climbed: Neiderprum Trail Date Climbed: Various  Sucess!

A steep trail. In late season the moat forces a fourth class scramble to the summit. As of 2004, there was a long piece of webbing anchored to a suspect rock for aid.

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