Mountaineers Everett Classic Eight
Showing Ira Rushwald's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (3 out of 8, or 37.5%)
Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using Peakbagger.com.
Multiple Ascents Grid: Click here for a grid showing all of Ira Rushwald's ascents of peaks on this list (including up to 10 rounds of repeats).
Compare Climbers: Click here to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.
This is one of the shorter lists shown on this web site, but it ranks high on the toughness scale. Every one of these peaks is a serious technical mountaineering challenge--all have serious glacier travel, 4th or 5th class rock climbing, or both. Many of them have a long approach through deep wilderness, too. Anyone who has completed this list can be considred a grizzled veteran of Washington's North Cascades.
The Mountaineers club places an interesting stipulation on this list--a maximum of three peaks per year is allowed for completers. Perhaps they are trying to discourage people from trying to bite off too many of these tough peaks at once, and, by doing so, putting themselves at risk. Given the very real dangers inherent in climbing major summits ion the North Cascases, this is an understandable provision.
Map Showing Location of Peaks
= Peaks climbed by Ira Rushwald = Unclimbed peaksClick on a peak to see its name and a clickable link.
(Map only shows peaks ranked by clean prominence)
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