Guye Peak

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Guye Peak is a prominent rhyolite summit near Snoqualmie Pass. It offers a variety of climbs at many levels of dificulty. It is easily accessible from the Seattle area for day climbs in summer and winter.

Guye Peak is named for F.M. Guye who prospected on the peak now named for him around 1882. He later claimed and patented 12 mining claims in the Alpental valley and on the mountain roughly where the trail presently exists.

Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 1, for information on the established climbing routes on Guye Peak.

Elevation (feet): 5,168
Elevation (meters): 1,575
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 47.442021
Longitude: -121.408796
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Apr, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: est. 1891
First successful climber(s): Early prospectors
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma International
Convenient Center: North Bend

Thanks to Michael Holder for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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

There are 5 trip reports for Guye Peak.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #7526 - by Brian Paterik on Nov 22, 2002
    This is a great and accessable little alpine peak. Most of my time on the peak has been in winter. Winter ascents include, South Rib, Improbable Traverse,west face left side , west face right side.
  • Log #7527 - by Jennifer Fadden on Mar 05, 2002
    This is one of my favorite climbs and the caving on the ridge is pretty good too. Scrambled up the back side from the Pacific Crest Trail one time and ran into a bear back there. Wonderful place to...
  • Log #7528 - by Merle Carlson on Aug 19, 2001
    Great Hike, came up from Alpental. That swimming pool down the hill looked awful inviting.
  • Log #7529 - by Art on July 15, 2001
    Good scramble from Alpental, less than 2 hours to North Summit. Do it every year several times.
  • Log #7530 - by Michael on June 19, 2001
    In 2001, friends and I climbed this friendly little peak 3 times by 3 different routes. There is the back way from Commonwealth Basin up to Cave Ridge. This was a casual snowshoe trip on a stormy...