Goode Mountain

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Goode Mountain
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Goode Mountain, also known as Mount Goode, is the 9th highest summit in Washington state and one of the most striking. Goode is the highest peak in North Cascades National Park and Chelan County. The mountain is named for Richard Urquhart Goode who was topographer with the Northern Transcontinental Survey who surveyed in Chelan County in 1883. In 1889 he became a geographer with the USGS tasked with surveys in the Pacific west coast states. Goode Mountain cannot be seen from any highway as its position in the range makes it a remote and challenging climb. The Northeast Face, which holds the Goode Glacier, rises over a vertical mile above the North Fork Bridge Creek valley floor. The Northeast Buttress route is the most popular route and offers an incredible alpine climb on solid rock made of Skagit Gneiss. Fred Beckey made the first ascent of the NE Buttress in 1966. Goode has steep buttresses, narrow chimneys, and smooth walls. First ascent by Wolf Bauer, Philip Dickert, Joe Halwax, Jack Hossack, George MacGowan on 7/5/1936.

Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 2, or Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Vol. 1, by Potterfield and Nelson for information on the established climbing routes.

Elevation (feet): 9,206
Elevation (meters): 2,804
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.482908
Longitude: -120.910943
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1936
First successful climber(s): Wolf Bauer, Philip Dickert, Joe Halwax, Jack Hossack, George MacGowan
Nearest major airport: Seatle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Chelan

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