Slesse

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Slesse Peak is a steep rock pinnacle with multiple peaks. It is located just north of the United States border, northeast of Mount Baker (10,778 ft.). The name Slesse is a Native American (Salish) word meaning fang, a word which accurately describes the sheer, sharp peak of this mountain, which was long considered unclimbable.

Elevation (feet): 8,002
Elevation (meters): 2,439
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Cascade Range
Province: British Columbia
Latitude: 49.026079
Longitude: -121.598225
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1927
First successful climber(s): F.H. Parkes, S. Henderson, M. Winram
Nearest major airport: Vancouver, British Columbia
Convenient Center: Vancouver, British Columbia

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 7 trip reports for Slesse.

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  • Log #7105 - by Ray Borbon on Sep 18, 2001
    Long climb. Pocket Glacier was small but dangerous. NE Buttress was fun!
  • Log #7106 - by Ivan Hughes on Aug 23, 2001
    Summited via the NE Buttress, 2 days.
  • Log #7107 - by Paul Street on Aug 26, 2000
    Great route with a luxurious approach thanks to the boys at The Ford Correctional Institute, and your local logging company. Route follows Becky's guide in it's general ramblings, and route finding...
  • Log #7108 - by Kyle Flick on Aug 15, 2000
    The Pocket Glacier was fully intact and ice ax required (along with crampons). The bivy platform halfway up is a remarkable place. Highly recommend this climb. Especially enjoyed the company of my...
  • Log #7109 - by Jason Camp on July 04, 2000
    NE Buttress (from the toe). Don't count on the snowpatch in the middle of the mountain being there! Climb it early or expect to bring alot of water.
  • Log #7110 - by Christopher Hamel on Feb 14, 2000
    Mr. Mudry should bite his tongue! If there is one good thing about logging, it is the roads it leaves behind. Anyone who had been to the northeast side of Slesse before the recent road clearing...
  • Log #7111 - by Chris Mudry on Dec 02, 1999
    Climbed the Northeast Buttress in two days. Two ropes were helpfull on the inital rappels of the decent. I would climb it early in the year to avoid carrying all your water on the climb. The approach...