Bonanza Peak

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Bonanza Peak is a sheer, rugged mountain, the highest non-volcanic peak in the Cascade range. Its steep peak rises from a complex network of ten ridges and seven glaciers, and its northern and western flanks present one of the highest mountain walls in the range. It rises just east of the Pacific Crest Trail, in the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area. The volcanic Glacier Peak rises to Bonanza's southwest.

Elevation (feet): 9,511
Elevation (meters): 2,899
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.238251
Longitude: -120.866303
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1937
First successful climber(s): J. Leuthold, C. & B. James
Nearest major airport: Seattle, Washington
Convenient Center: Darrington, Washington

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Bonanza Peak.

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  • Log #21541 - by braxston lewis on Dec 10, 2008
    My first alpine climb. myself and two other amatuer climbers attempted bonanza peak 9511' june 2008. DAY 1: boat ride up lake chelan (3.5 hrs)-board a school bus bound for a lutheran church retreat...
  • Log #578 - by Michelle M. Deal and Mike Deal on Aug 13, 2004
    It was a fantastic day, great weather. It was my hardest climb yet. We took our time, stopped for lunch and enjoyed the view. We started at 1020 summited at 1400 and ended up back at the car at 1720.
  • Log #579 - by Laura Zimmerman on July 06, 2000
    Our mini-expedition to Bonanza Peak set out from Field's Point Landing Friday morning on the venerable Lady of the Lake to Lucerne. Two hours later, we are standing on the dock watching them unload...
  • Log #580 - by John Plotz on July 14, 1999
    Beautiful, sunny day, but way too hot to be comfortable while walking on the Mary Green glacier. Rappel on an old, rusty bolt.