Mount Pershing


Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Pershing

Climb the south peak at 6,154 of the Pershing Massif in the Olympic's Mount Skokomish Wilderness. Located between the Hamma Hamma River and Jefferson Creek, 1.3 miles NNW of Mount Washington. Current plan is to approach via Jefferson Creek Road (FR 2401).

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  • Basic Alpine Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.8
  • Elevation Gain: 3,600 ft

Arrive at 6:00 am at entrance to Hamma Hamma campground.  Will caravan from this location to parking location for climb.  Northwest Forest Pass  required for parking.

Climb focused on Kitsap Climbing program Basic students. 


Mount Pershing

  • Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Custom Correct Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman

    USGS Mt Washington

    USGS Mt Skokomish
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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