Dorado Needle/Northwest Ridge


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Dorado Needle/Northwest Ridge

A short rock climb amid large glaciers.

  • Sat, Jun 25, 2016 — Sun, Jun 26, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Mountaineering Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,000 ft

We'll meet at the parking area near mile 20 on Cascade River Road at 7:30 a.m.

We'll climb Eldorado Peak on Saturday before camping on the McAllister glacier. On Sunday morning we'll climb Dorado Needle and then take a side trip across the Inspiration glacier to scramble up Klawatti Peak before heading out. This trip will cover a lot of terrain and elevation in two days so climbers need to be fit and efficient.


Dorado Needle/Northwest Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Belay device
  • Light rock rack
  • Glacier travel gear
  • Overnight gear
Trip Reports