Chiwawa Mountain/Lyman Glacier

Chiwawa Mountain via the Lyman Glacier is a Grade II ice climb.

ASCENT ROUTE

Ascend Spider Glacier (if using lower camp) to Spider Gap. Descend northwest, then west, under Peak 8,134, to about 6,500 ft onto the edge of the lower Lyman Glacier. Beware of falling rocks from the cliffs above, particularly on the left. Traverse then ascend southwest by west to the right side of the ice fall. Climb the obvious snow finger under the big rock face, to ice at about 7,000'. Two to three pitches of moderate ice climbing are usually found here.

The ice may not be continuous later in the season and some rock scrambling may be encountered. Stay generally right to avoid rock fall. Above the ice, continue up the glacier, swinging south up the moderately steep north facing snow slope and onto the rotten ridge northeast of the summit. Scramble the ridge to the summit. Super views! 

NOTES

Generally moderate climbing encountered with some short steep sections available. A good first ice climb. You can usually choose the ice you want. Makes a very nice three-day climb. Permit required, fill out at trail head.

  • Difficulty: Intermediate Mountaineering Climb
  • 8,459 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Holden No. 113
  • USGS Suiattle Pass
  • USGS Trinity
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