Phantom Peak

Elevation (feet): 8,000
Elevation (meters): 2,438
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.819185
Longitude: -121.342449
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
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.

Phantom 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. Phantom Peak is situated in the Northern Pickets west of the Luna Creek cirque, approximately a mile south of Mount Challenger, half mile south of Crooked Thumb, and a mile west of Mount Fury. 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 Phantom Peak. 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 Phantom Peak.

Thanks to theyogiclimber for this description.