Cutthroat Peak

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Cutthroat is a prominent granitic peak located about 2 miles west of Washington Pass and 2 miles northeast of Rainy Pass on the North Cascades Highway. Although the south summit (8050 feet) is higher, topographic maps have the name written next to the north summit (7865 feet).

The peak has long east, west, and north ridges. The most striking feature from the highway is the South Buttress which is the most popular route.

Elevation (feet): 8,050
Elevation (meters): 2,454
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.526496
Longitude: -120.70344
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1937
First successful climber(s): Kenneth Adam, Raffi Bedayn, and W. Kenneth Davis
Nearest major airport: Seattle, WA
Convenient Center: Winthrop, WA

Thanks to Fred Spicker for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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

There are 3 trip reports for Cutthroat Peak.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #9782 - by Mike Raymond on July 11, 2000
    Move fast. Eat/drink while belaying. Enter notch at right (east) side. Need big (4in.) pro for final crack.
  • Log #9783 - by Walther Meyer on Feb 01, 2000
    Almost broke my leg - what an adventure
  • Log #9784 - by Fred Spicker on June 08, 1999
    Ascent via the West Ridge.