Snowfield Peak

Destination Details

Hikers

Destination: Snowfield Peak / Neve Glacier

Activity Report Summary

Destination Details

Climb
TRIP
6


Green Trails Diablo Dam No. 48
USGS Diablo Dam
USGS Ross Dam
Yes
Basic Glacier Climb
0 (mi. RT)
0 (ft)
II
Basic Climb
Marblemount Ranger Station / 360-873-4500
WA
Description
From 5400' camp, follow climbers trail up slabs to 5800' col and drop 150' into basin to reach the Colonial glacier. Proceed S to the pass at 6800+. Cross the NŽvŽ glacier to the ridge just W of the summit of Snowfield and scramble easily up W ridge. Around 8200', traverse left about 100' into obvious, NW facing gully. Scramble up gully about 50-100' (about half way). Traverse left, onto arete, go up about 75' (to where it steepens below pinnacle). Traverse left, then up on N side about 150' to notch between pinnacle and summit. Go up ridge 20', then traverse right on ledges to gully on S side of summit. Follow easy gully about 150' to summit. Alternatively: at notch, make a couple 4th class moves to the S (above deep gully). Scramble to the summit. This is a pleasant outing in a beautiful area with a strenuous and steep approach. The climber's trail up from Pyramid Lake is fairly brushy. Many parties choose to spend a third day in the vicinity and climb other peaks such as Colonial and Pinnacle. The glacier may be quite broken up in late season. Look for (and beware of) the large sinkholes in the glacier of Colonial Basin, which drain meltoff. North Cascades National Park has a party limit of 6 in this area.

This activity is approved for credit: Yes

Participant Prerequisites

Enrolled Courses

Basic Climbing - Bellingham
Basic Climbing - Everett
Basic Climbing - Kitsap
Basic Climbing - Olympia
Basic Climbing - Seattle
Basic Climbing - Tacoma
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Bellingham
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Everett
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Kitsap
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Olympia
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Seattle
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Tacoma
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Wenatchee

Completed Courses

Basic Climbing - Bellingham
Basic Climbing - Everett
Basic Climbing - Kitsap
Basic Climbing - Olympia
Basic Climbing - Seattle
Basic Climbing - Tacoma
Basic Climbing - Wenatchee
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Bellingham
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Everett
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Kitsap
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Olympia
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Seattle
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Tacoma
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Wenatchee

Leader Prerequisites

Enrolled Courses

Intermediate Climbing - Bellingham
Intermediate Climbing - Everett
Intermediate Climbing - Kitsap
Intermediate Climbing - Olympia
Intermediate Climbing - Seattle
Intermediate Climbing - Tacoma
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Bellingham
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Everett
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Kitsap
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Olympia
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Seattle
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Tacoma

Completed Courses

Intermediate Climbing - Bellingham
Intermediate Climbing - Everett
Intermediate Climbing - Kitsap
Intermediate Climbing - Olympia
Intermediate Climbing - Seattle
Intermediate Climbing - Tacoma
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Bellingham
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Everett
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Kitsap
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Olympia
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Seattle
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Tacoma

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