Cowlitz Chimneys

Elevation (feet): 7,605
Elevation (meters): 2,318
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 46.848921
Longitude: -121.609468
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1915
First successful climber(s): The Mountaineers
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Tacoma

Thanks to Ronald James for adding this peak.

The Cowlitz Chimneys are prominent remnants of a rhyolite plug on Mount Rainier's eastern slope. The highest chimney is the Main or South Chimney (7605 feet), the the Middle or Central Chimney is 7421 feet, and the North Chimney is 7015 feet. The Sarvant Glacier lies on the northern flank of this formation. The Cowlitz Chimneys present a impressive image when viewed from the parking lot at the Sunrise Visitor Center in the northeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park.

Cowlitz is the name of many geographical features in the State of Washington, including those within Mount Rainier National Park. The name appears in print as early as the Lewis and Clark journals of 1805 where it was written as "Cowliskee." (Meany, p. 306). The word is said to mean "...capturing the medicine spirit."

Thanks to Ronald James for this description.