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
  • Green Trails Mt Challenger No. 15
  • Green Trails Marblemount No. 47
  • USGS Mt Challenger
  • USGS Mt Triumph
  • Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • Red Marker
    48.835683, -121.342354
    48.8356826 -121.342354
  • Red Marker
    48.830713, -121.273270
    48.8307126175 -121.273269653

Upcoming Activities

Intermediate Alpine Climb - The Pickets

Climbing Trip
The climbing objective will be Luna Peak in Northern Pickets. Weather permitting, and conditions must
Difficulty: Intermediate Mountaineering Climb
Sat, Sep 1, 2018 - Mon, Sep 3, 2018
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
1 participant on waitlist 0 leaders
Registration opens May 10
Everett Branch
Trip Reports

This is a list of titles that represent the variations of trips you can take at this route/place. This includes side trips, extensions and peak combinations. Not seeing a title that fits your trip? Log in and send us updates, images, or resources.

  • Southern Picket Range

There are no resources for this route/place. Log in and send us updates, images, or resources.