McMillan Spire/West Ridge


Basic Alpine Climb - McMillan Spire/West Ridge

Climb a peak in the Southern Pickets.

  • Sat, Jul 7, 2018 — Sun, Jul 8, 2018
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 19.45 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 9,380 ft

Marblemount Ranger Station, 8:30 a.m.

The climbing is not technically difficult but it follows a taxing approach. Climbers must be fit and prepared for strenuous days. The climb has been reduced to two days to fit in the forecasted weather window.


McMillan Spire/West Ridge

  • Green Trails Mt Challenger No. 15

    Green Trails Marblemount No. 47

    USGS Mt Challenger

    USGS Mt Triumph

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Helmet
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Overnight gear
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