Mount Daniel/Daniel Glacier

Mount Daniel via the Daniel Glacier is an easy glacier climb.

driving directions

From Cle Elum, take SR 903) to Salmon La Sac. A few yards past the Ranger Station, keep right on a rough dirt road (Forest Road 4330). Drive about 12 mi to the end of the road and the Cathedral Rock trailhead (Trail No. 1345; elevation 3,350 ft).

approach

Hike the Cathedral Rock Trail to Squaw Lake at 2.5 mi. Continue up trail to Cathedral Pass (5,550 ft).Turn left (west) onto the Pacific Crest Trail. In less than 0.5 mi, turn right (northwest) onto Trail No. 1375 (do not follow the Pacific Crest Trail down to Deep Lake). Follow Trail No. 1375 past Cathedral Rock to Peggy's Pond at 5,560 ft and camp nearby.

Ascent

Leave camp and scramble towards the East Summit, donning crampons and ice axes when needed.crampon up. Enter Daniel Glacier just north of the prominent spire on the Northeast Ridge. Head west across Daniel Glacier to the Middle Summit (7,960 ft). If you're feeling adventurous, climb the West Summit (7,960 ft) and/or the East Peak (7,899 ft).

If the Daniel Glacier is too crevassed or steep and icy, an alternative is to climb to the East Summit via the Hyas Creek Glacier.

descent

Descend the climbing route or the scramble route.

TRIP PROFILE

SEGMENT TIME (HR) ELEVATION GAIN (FT)
Seattle to Trailhead 2.5
Trailhead to Camp 4-6 3,000
Camp to Summit 3-5 1,800
Summit to Camp 2-3
Camp to Trailhead 3-4

equipment

Standard glacier gear.

  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Basic Alpine
  • Seasons: June, July, August
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Basic Glacier Climb
  • Length: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,200 ft
  • 7,960 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
  • USGS Mt Daniel
  • USGS The Cradle
Activities

Upcoming Activities



Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Daniel/Daniel Glacier

Climbing Trip
Though listed as "easy" Daniel is a massive complex reaching 7960 ft. with sheer "attention
Difficulty: Basic Glacier Climb
Mon, Jul 15, 2019 - Wed, Jul 17, 2019
Prerequisites
3 participants on waitlist 3 leaders
Registration closes Jul 13
Seattle Branch

Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Daniel/Daniel Glacier

Climbing Trip
Though listed as "easy" Daniel is a massive complex reaching 7960 ft. with sheer "attention
Difficulty: Basic Glacier Climb
Mon, Aug 5, 2019 - Wed, Aug 7, 2019
Prerequisites
0 participants 2 leaders
Registration closes Aug 3
Seattle Branch
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