West Arete of Eldorado Peak

Ratio:1:1
Length:3 days
Price:1 climber $1,350
Dates:Custom dates are available after July 4th
Location:North Cascades National Park

Soaring nearly 3000′ from glacier to summit, the West Arete of Eldorado peak 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.

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West Arete of Eldorado

North Cascades National Park

A long alpine rock climb with a reputation. This route has a difficult approach, and stout climbing. Be ready to climb with a pack!

Elevation:8,868
Style:5.9 alpine rock and glacier travel
Skill Level:Advanced
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george

"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
malcom

"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
Lucyan

"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."

Lucyan
Portland, OR

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Prerequisites
  • Climbers should have significant previous rock climbing experience to join this program. Consider a climb on the West Ridge of Forbidden Peak as a step toward this goal.
  • Climbers should also have basic experience with glacier travel. Consider joining a Coleman-Deming climb to build this experience.
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