Sherpani Peak

Sherpani is the unofficial name of the 6,720-foot peak three summits north of Paddy-Go-Easy Pass, east of the Cle Elum River. It's a moderate scramble of 10 miles round trip and 3,800 feet of elevation gain. Enjoy good views of the central Cascades peaks.

approach & ascent

Take the Paddy-Go-Easy Trail till it makes its turn into the draw leading to the pass (~5,700 ft). Then leave the trail and make a level northwesterly traverse, staying on forested slopes below talus fields. Turn right into the drainage heading to the 6,120’ pass southeast of Pt 6564.  A miner’s track leads to tailings and a caved-in mine entrance below the pass.  From the pass traverse the basin to the southeast of Pt 6564, cross its east ridge, then traverse the next basin to attain the pass between Pt 6564 and Sherpani.  Reach Sherpani’s east ridge by a sloping shelf and follow it to the summit rocks.  Circle the summit rock counterclockwise and approach from the northeast, through a large keyhole.  There is one final more difficult move to get on top of the summit block.  There is a tradition of calling the peak Coffin Peak due to characteristic projecting rock at the summit.

  • Suitable Activities: Scrambling
  • Seasons: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous 4, Technical 4
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,800 ft
  • 6,564 ft
  • USGS The Cradle

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