Horseshoe Peak

Horseshoe Peak is an easy Grade II, 5.2 climb.

getting there

Drive SR 20 to Marblemount. Take the Cascade River Road and drive it approximately 22 mi to its end at the Cascade Pass Trailhead.

APPROACH

Hike the Cascade Pass Trail to Cascade Pass. From the pass continue up to Sahale Arm and ascend to the camp at 7,600 ft at the base of the Sahale Glacier. Follow the approach given on Summit Post to the base of the climb.

ASCENT ROUTE

Climb the route in one 100-foot pitch.

DESCENT ROUTE

Do a single rope rappel down the south face, then retrace the approach.

TRIP PROFILE

SEGMENT TIME (HR) ELEVATION GAIN (FT) Elevation (FT) Distance (MI)
Seattle to Trailhead 2.5
Trailhead to Camp 4-6 4,000 ~5.7
Camp to Summit 4-6 1,500 600 ~1.5
Summit to Trailhead 7-9 600 5,500 ~7

EQUIPMENT

Ice axe, crampons, standard glacier travel gear, light alpine rack.

NOTES

This is a strenuous climb as a one day trip. A two day trip would be more moderate and also allow for enjoying the wonderful views at Sahale Camp. Recommended time frame is mid- to late summer.

  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Basic Alpine
  • Seasons: July, August, September
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Basic Alpine Climb
  • Length: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,500 ft
  • 8,480 ft
  • Land Manager: North Cascades National Park
    Stephen Mather Wilderness
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 6
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
Map
  • USGS Cascade Pass
Activities

Upcoming Activities



Basic Alpine Climb - Horseshoe Peak

Climbing Trip
We will climb Horseshoe and Buckner. This climb is contingent on obtaining a permit. Intermediates
Difficulty: Basic Alpine Climb
Fri, Aug 17, 2018 - Sun, Aug 19, 2018
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
2 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Aug 15
Seattle Branch
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