Mt. Washington 7,794'

Mt. Washington hosts three routes on its rocky summit. There is no better place in the Oregon Cascades to try out your alpine rock climbing skills. For those starting out, the North Ridge Route is the route of choice. For those looking at a longer, more difficult climb we suggest the long Southeast Ridge, or the steeper and more difficult West Ridge.

Alpine Rock Program

Summer, Fall | 2 days

Alpine rock climbing takes you to summits far off the beaten path of typical cragging areas. It involves moving quickly over 4th and low-5th class rock, and employs a rope for short belays and steep sections. Alpine climbing typically provides a more solitary experience in    …trip details

West Ridge

Summer, Fall | 1 day

One of Mount Washington's premier rock routes, the West Ridge is one of the most sustained routes on the mountain. We will approach our climb following the Pacific Crest Trail for several miles, before utilizing climber's trails as we head towards the West Ridge.  Once we    …trip details

Southeast Spur

Summer, Fall | 1 day

Touted by many as the best climb on Mount Washington, the Southeast Spur features some of the highest quality climbing, while placing the climber in great position to soak up the alpine exposure. This climb combines a significant approach as we hike along the Pacific    …trip details

North Ridge

Summer, Fall | 1 day

The North Ridge of Mount Washington is a great climb, placing the climber on a dramatic peak with spectacular panoramic views.  This one day climb combines a fun approach hike before gaining the sweeping North Ridge of Mount Washington.  After our steady climb up the ridge    …trip details

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