Ingalls Peak/East Peak/Southwest Face

A climb in the Mount Stuart area of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness with a difficulty of easy Class 5 climbing.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From SR 970 turn left on the Teanaway River Road (~6 mile from Cle Elum and ~0.5 mi north of the Teanaway River Bridge) and continue 23 mi to the road end parking area at 4,243 ft, about 1 mi beyond the DeRoux Campground (Forest Road 9737). Car camping is available at the DeRoux Campground and other campgrounds on the Teanaway River Road.

APPROACH

Take the trail for 3 mi to Ingalls Pass, and then continue on to Ingalls Lake for another mi. Scramble to the notch between the main (north) and East peaks.

ASCENT ROUTE

Climb to the good belay ledge just above the chockstone in the notch. Climbs slabs and then a gully to a large ledge, generally trending to the right.  The follow a ridge to the summit (watch for lose rock).

DESCENT ROUTE

Rappel the climbing route.

TRIP PROFILE

SEGMENTTIME (HR)ELEVATION GAIN (FT)
Seattle to Trailhead 2.5
Trailhead to Notch 3-4 3,000
Notch to Summit 3-5 300
Summit to Trailhead 4-5

EQUIPMENT

Standard rock equipment and chocks to 1.5 inches.

notes

  • Watch for loose rock on the final ridge.
  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Basic Alpine
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Basic Rock Climb
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,300 ft
  • 7,480 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX
  • USGS Mt Stuart
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