Mix-up Peak is located along the southern boundary of the south unit of North Cascades National Park. It is situated 1 mile south of Cascade Pass and 1 mile NW of Magic Mountain. From the town of Marblemount, drive to the end of the Cascade River Road and here find the trailhead to Cascade Pass. The trail climbs switchbacks about four miles to Cascade Pass. Cascade Pass has trails heading to all four points of the compass. Take the path that leads south, first traversing heather slopes, cross a gully and continue traversing talus and snowfields occasionally relocating the path as it makes its way to the Cache Glacier. Ascend the glacier to Gunsight Notch. From Gunsight Notch, ascend firm rock (Magic Mountain Gneiss) with wide steps on the east face. Mix-up Peak Mountain is a 1 day class 3-4 climb, but does require ice ax and crampons for the Cache Glacier and rope for rappelling. The summit is at the south end of this wedge shaped peak. From the summit there are great views of Forbidden Peak, Eldorado, Sahale, Buckner, Johannesburg, Spider, Formidable, and Buckindy.
Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 2, for complete approach and route descriptions for all the established routes on Mixup Peak.
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1947|
|First successful climber(s):||Wesley Grande, Jack Kendrick|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
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