5,174 ft / 1,577 m


614 ft / 187 m




18 summits

Top climbing months

January   10%

February   10%

March   10%

Most climbed route

NW ridge

"This was a nice hike, especially with sufficiently deep snow toward the top. There were a few big rocks here and there, but the boulder fields I read about in the summer reports are all completely buried. I could not find any sign of a trail in the snow, but it's easy enough to find the NW ridge and head at a constant bearing of SE. If you go off the exact corner, it does get much steeper. Cold and very windy at the top. I had many layers, waterproof everything, microspikes, gaiters, a topo map, compass and altimeter. There is no source of running water above 2500 ft. 3200 ft gain, 7 mi" - markgarrett, Mar 2, 2016
"Beautiful view once you make it to the top. Be sure to park at the second switchback off the fire service road. Trail is relatively challenging to find if you haven't been there before. We blazed some of our own trail before we crossed the trail to the summit. " - jake-horn, Nov 22, 2015
"Wow, STEEP! Ascended via the main trail where the mining area is, then look a left on the fire road on the way back for a more gradual descent. Windy, COLD and rainy at the top! Rocks too dangerous for the dog." - North-Bend-Erica, Mar 15, 2015
"We needed a somewhat quick hike that we could pull off after an afternoon work meeting. I'd been looking at this one for quite a while, and it seemed like a good fit. We took the trail that hugs the Northwest Ridge straight up to the summit. The trail is in great shape for now and easy to follow. Pretty steep, with some blowdowns here and there, but as you near the top the trees get larger, the trail gets rockier, and in my opinion the surroundings just get better and better. There's some mellow scrambling at the top over some talus, which had a dusting of snow, making it a bit more i" - Al-Rashid, Oct 11, 2013
"Biggest hike since Yellow Aster Butte/the day I sprained my ankle last Fall. Also my first snowshoeing trip of the season! Took a few days to recover from this (pain from ankle, bruises on the thighs), but it was well worth it! Great group to hang with, too! " - aimk13, Jan 12, 2013


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