Soaring nearly 3000′ from glacier to summit, the West Arete of Eldorado is surely the longest continuous rock climb in the North Cascades. Guarded by a long and strenuous approach, this route is only climbed a few times a season by very competent parties. The setting is incredible, and the climbing amazing.
Climbers should be very well versed with rock climbing with boots, tough approaches and be able to climb at least 5.9 at the crags with rock shoes in order to qualify for this route. This thing is the real deal and is only guided at a 1:1 ratio.