Crooked Thumb

Elevation (feet): 8,124
Elevation (meters): 2,476
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.826588
Longitude: -121.341419
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1940
First successful climber(s): Fred Beckey, Helmy Beckey
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Marblemount

Thanks to theyogiclimber for adding this peak.

Crooked Thumb Peak is located in North Cascades National Park in the rugged and remote Picket Range, which is a compact gneissic sub-range of the Cascades. Crooked Thumb is situated in the Northern Pickets above the Luna Creek cirque, approximately a half mile south of Mount Challenger and a half mile north of Phantom Peak. The infrequently climbed rocky peak is made of gneiss .

The Picket Range is characterized by intense alpine scenery of jagged peaks cut by glaciers. This area is remote and any approach is long and difficult. The wet weather pattern from Pacific storms adds to the difficulties of climbing Crooked Thumb. Ice axe, rope, protection, and crampons are recommended for a multi-day expedition.

Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 3, for information on the established climbing routes on Crooked Thumb.

Thanks to theyogiclimber for this description.