Damnation Peak

Damnation Peak is a strenuous, 7 mile round trip backcountry ski or winter scramble with around 3,700 ft in elevation gain. The route in follows a logging road on the SW flank of Oakes Peak and leads to outstanding views of the North Cascades.


Start from the Thornton Creek Road. Ascends the valley of Damnation Creek and then takes the south ridge to the summit. 

  • Difficulty: M2 Advanced Ski
  • Length: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,700 ft
  • 5,639 ft
  • Land Manager: North Cascades National Park
    Steven Mather Wilderness
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 6
  • Maximum Party Size: 6
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 6
  • USGS Damnation Peak
  • USGS Mt Triumph
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