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Frisco Mt/Rainy Peak, R1 (Climb full, taking alternates)

Frisco Mt and Rainy Peak climbs

Saturday - Monday, Aug 31 - Sept 2

Both Frisco (7780') and Rainy (7768') are located just south of Rainy Pass on the North Cascades highway. The Rainy pass trailhead (el 4850’) is ~ 3 hours from Seattle and the approach is via one of the more exquisite North Cascades trails, the Heather & Maple pass loop. Those who’ve done Black Peak in past years will be familiar with some of it. Both peaks are class 2/3 scrambles which would be climbed from a common camp (el 5900’) above Rainy lake.

Gear requirement:  helmet only, unless the schedule changes to when snow might be prevalent.

The intent would be to drive up to the trailhead and do the approach (~ 5 miles) on day 1, then summit and return on day 2.  The approach is on trail or in open country and should go expeditiously; the peaks are on the same ridge directly above camp and separated only by ~ 1/2 mile. I have not climbed either peak previously but have visited the area numerous times over the years.

Map link:,-120.74268&z=14&b=t

                                                                        Looking west along Rainy/Frisco ridge

Contact:  Bill Saur

Saturday, August 31, 2019 to Monday, September 2, 2019
North Cascades
Bill Saur
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