Methow Pinnacles

Elevation (feet): 7,562
Elevation (meters): 2,306
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.621052
Longitude: -120.786438
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Year first climbed: 1933
First successful climber(s): Sydney Schmerling, Herman Ulrichs
Nearest major airport: Seattle
Convenient Center: Marblemount

Thanks to Stefan Feller for adding this peak.

This is a straight shot up from Hiway 20. The snow was rock hard, so much so that at the first summit we chose the sun side versus the shade side. After a rest on the first summit, the others elected to spend the time enjoying the scenery while John and I went after the other 2 pinnacles. The middle one has a 30 ft exposed chimney with some class 4 moves. We had no rope, so I said I wasn't going to do it even if he did. John didn't want to stop til he was too scared to take the next step, and lo and behold he was quickly up it. I changed my mind and decided to follow him. The register was just Kloke and co. in '90. The last and highest pinnacle was a walk up, followed by a 2000'glissade and a further 2000' drop to the road, accomplished in 1 hr.

5/26/99.

Thanks to Stefan Feller for this description.