Luna Peak

Elevation (feet): 8,311
Elevation (meters): 2,533
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.830713
Longitude: -121.272025
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1938
First successful climber(s): Bill Cox, Will Thompson
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Everett

Thanks to theyogiclimber for adding this peak.

Luna Peak is one of the peaks that form the rugged and remote Picket Range, a sub-range of the Cascades. It is located within North Cascades National Park and east of Mount Challenger. Its descriptive name is derived from the fact that a long ridge connects the peak to the rest of the range making it a sort of satellite peak of the Pickets. A long, difficult approach from the east coupled with notoriously bad weather makes this a relatively infrequently climbed mountain, but is well worth the effort because the view from the summit is arguably the best in the Cascade Range. The standard approach is a scramble via the Southwest Ridge.

Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 3, for information on the established climbing route on Luna Peak.

Thanks to theyogiclimber for this description.