Southeast Spur of Mount Washington

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

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 Crest Trail, eventually gaining the start of the North Ridge of the mountain.  We will cross over the ridge before dropping down and circling around the mountain to the East, eventually to the Southeast Spur.  We’ll be climbing many short pitches on decent rock with moves never exceeding 5.5 in difficulty.  Once we take in the views from the dramatic summit we will descend down the North Ridge eventually hiking out on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Climbers should be prepared for a full day in the mountains and have previous rock climbing experience.

Permit Restriction

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

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Southeast Spur of Mount Washington

Santiam Pass Area

The Southeast Spur of Mount Washington is a the longest ridge of solid rock on Mount Washington. The approach matches the stature of the climb – it is long, and crosses plenty of scree unless you get the route in early season with good snow coverage. That means carrying boots. No matter your strategy, this is a tough climb. Despite the 5.5 rating – technically easier than the West Ridge – we’d say that the Southeast Ridge is actually the more difficult climb.

Elevation:7,795 feet
Style:Alpine rock up to 5.5
Skill Level:Difficult

"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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