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.
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.
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.
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.
Climbed with gimpilator and Josh, fun time was had by all.
~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.
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!
A real butt kicker, but a goody.
Awesome Mountain - came back again in 2010 for some more punishment.
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
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.
Intense and the perfect training. Solo in 2007...
Great spring climbing. Pictures and map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington_climbing/darrington/whitehorse_mountain_118.htm
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.
Finally successfully after the second attempt. Awesome day, spectacular views! We had a party of 3 and saw 18 other people on the 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.