Peak 7505 (Neve Peak)
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1931|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
Thanks to Ronald James for adding this peak.
Peak 7505 is unofficially named Neve Peak, for the Neve Glacier on its south flank. Peak 7505 is located within North Cascades National Park and is one of several peaks that form a crescent around Colonial Glacier. It is situated six miles east of Newhalem, between Paul Bunyans Stump and Colonial Peak. Travelers look up from the Diablo Lake overlook along the North Cascades Highway and can see Peak 7505 among the Pyramid Peak/Pinnacle Peak/Paul Bunyans Stump/Colonial Peak group.
Approach from the Pyramid Lake Trail, and from the lake locate and follow a climber's path up the long ridge to the base of Pyramid Peak, then traverse under steep cliffs prone to slides to get onto the Colonial Glacier. From the glacier easily ascend the peak via the west ridge from the Colonial-Neve col. The panoramic vista from the summit includes the Picket Range across the Skagit Valley, the immense white Neve Glacier of Snowfield Peak, and distant views to Prophet, Hozomeen, Sourdough, Jack, Logan, Buckner, Primus, Baker, Shuksan, and other peaks of the North Cascades. Take an ice axe and crampons. Rock is Skagit gneiss.
Thanks to Ronald James for this description.