The Pickets

A group of rugged peaks in one of the most challenging areas of the North Cascades. After a grueling approach starting at low elevation near Newhalem or Ross Lake, climbers have access to several peaks with routes ranging from Class 3 on up.


  • Goodell Creek
  • Big Beaver Creek

Climbing Objectives

  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Intermediate Alpine
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Intermediate Mountaineering Climb
  • Length: 20.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 10,000 ft
  • 8,151 ft
  • Land Manager: North Cascades National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 6
  • Maximum Party Size: 6
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 6
  • Green Trails Mt Challenger No. 15
  • Green Trails Marblemount No. 47
  • Green Trails Ross Lake No. 16
  • Green Trails Diablo Dam No. 48
  • USGS Mt Challenger
  • USGS Mt Triumph
  • USGS Mt Prophet
  • USGS Mt Redoubt
  • USGS Mt Spickard
  • USGS Mt Blum
  • Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
Trip Reports

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  • The Picket Range
  • Northern Picket Range
  • Northern Pickets
  • Southern Picket Range
  • Southern Pickets

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