Black Peak stands on the eastern fringe of North Cascades National Park and is one of the higher, non-volcanic peaks in the Cascades. Located very near the North Cascades Highway (SR 20), it can be climbed in a long strenuous day, but camping opportunities near the base of the peak make this a comfortable weekend climb.
From Wing Lake, the South Ridge is the left skyline of Black Peak. Go around the right side of the lake before ascending snow and scree slopes to the col in the ridge. Head upwards, eventually moving slightly left into a loose third class gully. Eventually, you will top out the gully, scramble up and do the final exciting ridge traverse to the summit. -Summit Post
We will meet at the Airport Rd park and ride early Friday Morning and make the long drive (~450 miles) to the trail head Driving Directions
Friday June 21:
5:00 am: Depart Salem Motor Pool
12:00 pm: Arrive at Rainy Pass TH
12:30 pm Depart TH
5:30 pm Arrive at Wing Lake and camp
Saturday June 22nd:
Sunday June 23rd:
8:00 am depart camp
~4:00 pm Arrive in Salem
Black Peak from near Heather pass: Lewis Lake foreground
If the weather doesn't cooperate we will look at an alternative objective further south like Mt. Shasta.
Contact Gabe Starr for more details