Mount Index

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This is 6010 foot mountain that sheers 5,200 vertical feet above the valley floor. It has a beautiful lake nested at 2,500 feet which is only accessable by a trail rated as most difficult OR as a steep (45-60 degrees) scramble. Once at the lake is where you start your climb. Manuever around the lake and traverse up the relatively steep ridge or attempt the sheer rock wall/ice wall the rises 3500 feet straight up at about a 80 degree incline. Whatever the case, bring your camera and lots of film because on a sunny day WOW what a photo opportunity!!

Elevation (feet): 6,010
Elevation (meters): 1,832
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 47.774349
Longitude: -121.580544
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Seattle, Washington
Convenient Center: Skykomish, Washington

Thanks to John McElhiney for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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

There are 5 trip reports for Mount Index.

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  • Log #19061 - by Roy Ratliff on Feb 14, 2006
    The Norht Peak is very interesting and not too difficult. Getting down is very slow due to the many rappels. Only rope teams of two should go, any more will usually make the climb an over night trip....
  • Log #17582 - by Blake Messenger on Sep 12, 2003
    Climbed the West route along the ridge from Mt. Persis to the summit of Mt. Index. Descended the East Route to Lake Serene which required 1 short rappel and a lot of "brush belays" to...
  • Log #17583 - by solomon brooks on May 21, 2003
    it was lots of stairs a turn arounds lots of fog.
  • Log #17585 - by M. Stanton on Aug 13, 2001
    We actually climbed the North Peak, via the North Face route. This took two full days, including a forced bivy high on the peak. There were about 10 roped pitches, 4 of which were horrible...
  • Log #17586 - by John McElhiney on Aug 07, 2000
    I found this wonderful gem while hiking through the North Central Cascades. It may not be K2, Mt McKinley or Everest, but is a challange indeed! For the Seattle Metro locals, try it out as it's not...