Sahale Peak/S Slope
Mark Scheffer (Qualified Youth Leader)
Cascade Pass Trailhead
Ascend NNE across Sahale Glacier to the rock slabs on the S side of the summit. Climb SE corner of the summit block, mostly class 3 with a short class 4 section. Alternative: traverse high around E side (exposed), ascend broken rock on N side. Camping is allowed only above the second moraine on the Sahale Glacier, at 7,600'. Check with the Ranger 30 days in advance about reserving a camp site. If going early or in a heavy snow year, call the Ranger Station to see how far the road is open. Because this area sustains heavy use, this climb can be done in one long day from the parking lot, but by doing so you miss the spectacular view of sunset and sunrise from camp on the Sahale Glacier.