North Ridge of Mt. Washington

Length:1 day
Price:1 climber $625
2 climbers $425 each
Dates:Custom dates are available June through October
Location:Santiam Pass Area

The North Ridge of Mount Washington is a great alpine rock 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 we will launch into a couple short pitches of low 5th class rock before finding ourselves on one of the more dramatic peaks in the Oregon Cascades.  The North Ridge is the perfect climb for those looking to add rock climbing to their repertoire of alpine climbing skills.

Permit Restriction

We are able to offer this summit day on Monday through Thursday only, because of limitations on all commercial permits in the Deschutes-Willamette National Forest.

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North Ridge of Mt Washington

Santiam Pass Area

A great introductory alpine rock climb with, possibly the best view of all the Oregon Cascades. The North Ridge has solid climbing, a memorable summit and a steep rappel. Combine that with a beautiful approach hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, and this is an alpine summit that you want to add to your tick-list.

Style:Alpine rock up to 5.4
Skill Level:Entry-level

"I am very happy with my TMG experience. The guides were professional, personable, and extremely concerned about safety. . . I absolutely give highest marks to these guys. If you don't have much Alpine experience, or just want the security of seasoned veterans guiding you up this mountain, then I strongly recommend you sign up with them. Thanks, guys, for a great experience!!"

George C
Highland, UT

"What a fantastic experience gaining the summit of a mountain we've gazed on from Portland for 25 years! . . . We learned a great deal, had a ton of fun, felt in very capable hands, and had the reward of summiting on a beautiful clear day. The value of being with a professional, certified, guide and guiding organization was evident throughout. Kudos to the TMG team who were responsive, supportive, and fun to work with every step of the way."

Malcolm C
Portland, OR

"We booked 2-day overnight program on Mt. Hood with Timberline Mountain Guides. Our guides were great, . . super friendly and reputable. The program did not go as planned due to inclement weather but we still had fun and good experience. The guides were definitely flexible and provided guidance during the trip. I would recommend going with them if it's your first climbing trip on Mt. Hood for sure."

Portland, OR

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Next Steps

  • The Marsupial Traverse is an alpine-style climb with a short approach and a days worth of adventurous, but moderate rock climbing
  • The Monkey Face is an awesome summit, and a great place to build more climbing skills.
  • Sahale Peak combines similar rock climbing difficulty with a glacier travel for a well-rounded alpine climb

Know Before You Go

  • Most climbers join this climb as part of a 2-day Alpine Rock program
  • Otherwise, previous multipitch rock climbing experience is required
  • Excellent physical fitness is required
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