Mount Larrabee, originally known as Red Mountain, is located in the North Cascades very near the Canada - US border. The name was changed in 1951 to honor Charles F. Larrabee of the prominent Larrabee family in Bellingham. Larrabee can seen from the Mt. Baker Highway near Heather Meadows and Artist Point. On Larrabee's east ridge are a series of jagged spires called The Pleiades. Larrabee's north ridge connects to American Border Peak. The rock consists of reddish interbedded and interfolded phyllites and greenstone.
Access via the Mt. Baker Highway and the Twin Lakes Forest Service road. Larrabee is a long one day climb, or can be done as an overnighter with a side trip to the fire lookout on nearby Winchester Mountain. A trail leads from Twin Lakes to High Pass, then it's easy Class 3 scrambling and route-finding to the summit. The summit offers spectacular views of American Border Peak, Slesse, Baker, Shuksan, the Pickets, and many others. An ice axe in spring is essential gear. First probable ascent by James J. McArthur on 9/11/1908 according to Fred Beckey.
Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 3, for a complete accounting of the established routes on Mt. Larrabee.
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1908|
|First successful climber(s):||James J. McArthur|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
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There is one trip report for Mount Larrabee.
- Log #22533 - by theyogiclimber on June 09, 2016Solo, incredible weather, spent night in Winchester lookout, not another soul seen during outing.