Paul Bunyans Stump
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1931|
|First successful climber(s):||William Degenhardt and Herbert Strandberg|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
|Convenient Center:||Marblemount, Winthrop|
Thanks to theyogiclimber for adding this peak.
Paul Bunyan's Stump is a truncated rock pyramid located within North Cascades National Park and is one of several peaks that form a crescent around Colonial Glacier. Travelers look up from the Diablo Lake overlook along the North Cascades Highway and can view it among the Pyramid Peak/Pinnacle Peak/Paul Bunyan's Stump/Colonial Peak group. Access from the Pyramid Lake Trail, from the lake locate and follow a climber's path up the long ridge to the base of Pyramid Peak, then traverse under steep cliffs prone to slides to get onto the Colonial Glacier. From the glacier climb to the saddle south of Paul Bunyans Stump and scramble up Class 3 slopes on the SW side. The panoramic vista from the summit includes the Picket Range across the Skagit valley, the immense white Neve Glacier of Snowfield Peak, and distant views to Logan, Buckner, Jack, Hozomeen, Baker, and other giants of the North Cascades. First ascent by William Degenhardt and Herbert Strandberg 8/2/1931 who called the peak: "What's the Matterhorn."
Thanks to theyogiclimber for this description.