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Mount Buckner, Washington


Prominence: 3034 ft, 925 m

Elevation: 9114 feet, 2778 meters


Approx. Isolation: 4.13 mi, 6.65 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 9119 ft / 2779 m
Highest SummitSouthwest Peak
SubpeaksMount Buckner-Northeast Peak (9112 ft/2777 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)48° 29' 39'' N; 121° 0' 0'' W
48.494301, -120.999868 (Dec Deg)
647766E 5373174N Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceWashington
County/Second Level RegionChelan
Skagit (Highest Point)
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     Buckner Mountain at SummitPost.org
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Skagit, WA by John Roper
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Skagit, WA by Bob Packard
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Skagit, WA by Edward Earl

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Lists that contain Mount Buckner:
     Apex (Toughest) CoHPs (Rank #17)
     Mountaineers Cascade Classic Peak Pin (Rank #6)
     Washington State Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #50)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #221)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #208)
     2000-foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #150)
     Washington State 8200-foot Peaks (Rank #14)
     Washington County High Points (Rank #6)
     Cascade Range 9000-foot Peaks (Rank #27)
     Washington State Top 200 by Prominence (Rank #50)
     USA Lower 48 Top 400 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #376)
     Smoot's "Climbing Washington's Mountains" 100 Peaks (Rank #11)
     High Points of Counties Crossed by the Pacific Crest Trail (Rank #30)
     Washington Bulger List (Rank #11)
     5000 foot gain CoHPs (Rank #40)
     5000 foot gain CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #34)
     Peaks with Highest Ascent Quality Ratings (Rank #22)
     Top 10 County High Points Grid for U.S. States (Rank #114)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Climbing Washingtons Mountains (Smoot)
       Summit Routes: Washington's 100 Highest Peaks (Stephenson, Bongiovanni)
       Washington's Highest Mountains: Basic Alpine and Glacier Routes (Goldman)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     0000 by Greg Powers (Unsuccessful)
     2008-08-23 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2010-07-11 by Eric Noel
     2010-07-11 by Dennis Poulin (GPS Track)
     2010-07-11 by Adam Walker
     2012-08-11 by Adam Helman
     2013-07-23 by Ken Jones (Unsuccessful)
     2014-05-31 by Natasha Walker
     2014-09-06 by Sean Albert (GPS Track)

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Of the ten or so non-volcanic 9000-foot peaks in Washington, Mount Buckner is one of the more accessible and easiest summits to climb. It is located east of Cascade Pass, a popular destination with a good trail that continues to nearby Sahale Arm. From there, experienced scramblers can descend to Horseshoe Basin and then climb the relatively straightforward southwest slopes of the mountain. Or, one could enter Horseshoe Basin from below, either via directly from Stehekin, or over Cascade Pass and then loosing 1800 feet. In addition, the North Face of Buckner has become one of the best-known ice climbs in the North Cascades and sees a fair number of ascents--the approach for that route is via the vast Boston Glacier. Based on the summit register, about 10 parties a year total summit this peak.

Buckner has two summits separated by a half-hour class-3 ridge traverse. The broader NE peak is marked as 9112 feet, but the sharper SW peak, a closed contour between 9080-9120 feet, is more or less equal in height. Published estimates tend to favor the SW peak: Fred Beckey says its 2 feet higher, Paul Klenke on Summitpost.com says its about 5 feet higher, and Edward Earl did some mathematical analysis of a photograph to determine that the SW peak is probably higher, but by less than a foot. The register is on the SW peak, which is more accessible from the standard SW slopes route, so many climbers do not visit the NE peak. However, Washington climbing guru John Roper feels that both summits must be tagged to fully claim as ascent of Buckner.

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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 3034 ft/925 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 3074 ft/937 m
  Line Parent: Goode Mountain
  Key Col: Park Creek Pass    6080 ft/1853 m
Isolation4.13 mi/6.65 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Goode Mountain  (E)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Cascade Range
Range4: North Cascades
Range5: Central North Cascades
Range6: Buckner-Boston Massif (Highest Point)
Ridges/DividesWA-BC Cascade Crest
Drainage Basins
Skagit
Puget Sound
Pacific Ocean
Chelan
Columbia
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: North Cascades National Park
Wilderness/Special Area: Stephen Mather Wilderness Area
Topo MapGoode Mountain O48120d8 1:24,000
First AscentAugust 01, 1901
Lewis Ryan



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