Klawatti Peak

Elevation (feet): 8,485
Elevation (meters): 2,586
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.554293
Longitude: -121.104283
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1940
First successful climber(s): Lloyd Anderson, Karl Boyer, Tom Gorton
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Everett

Thanks to Ronald James for adding this peak.

Klawatti Peak is located in the most intensely glaciated area of North Cascades National Park. Visiting this spectacular area of the park leaves a climber with a sense of the magnificent landscape of steep ridges and pinnacles that were carved by the glaciers of the Eldorado Icecap. Klawatti Peak is the closest similarity to a nunatak such as would be found in the icefields of Alaska. The Eldorado Orthogneiss rock summit has large glaciers surrounding it on all sides: the Klawatti Glacier to the east, the Inspiration Glacier to the south, and the McAllister Glacier to the west. There are still iceworms living on these glaciers. The most common approach is from the Eldorado Creek route, the same approach as for Eldorado Peak.

Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 2, for information on the established climbing routes.

Thanks to Ronald James for this description.