Columbia Peak

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Columbia Peak is located in the Monte Cristo group of peaks around the old mining town of Monte Cristo. From the summit one has a commanding view of Kyes Peak and Glacier Peak to the east, Sloan Peak to the north, Rainier to the south, and west to Three Fingers. To get there, drive the Mountain Loop Highway from the town of Granite Falls to Barlow Pass. Hike the old roadway (closed to vehicles) to the trailhead for Poodle Dog Pass at the Monte Cristo town site. From Poodle Dog Pass follow the trail to Twin Lakes and find campsites here. From the lake hike north to the top of the ridge and locate the climber's path that heads up toward Columbia Peak. The summit climb is mostly class 3 rock, but involves some class 4 with exposure.

Elevation (feet): 7,172
Elevation (meters): 2,186
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 47.961537
Longitude: -121.361332
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1897
First successful climber(s): John Charlton, Louis Fletcher, Richard Goode, Albert Sylvester
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Everett

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