Primus Peak

Elevation (feet): 8,508
Elevation (meters): 2,593
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.581973
Longitude: -121.091909
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1951
First successful climber(s): Les Carlson, Elwyn and Jeanne Elerding
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Everett

Thanks to Ronald James for adding this peak.

Primus Peak is located west of the Thunder Creek Valley and north of the Eldorado Icecap area of North Cascades National Park. Visiting this spectacular area of the park leaves a climber with a sense of the magnificent landscape of steep ridges and pinnacles that were carved by the glaciers of the Eldorado Icecap. Primus has the Borealis Glacier on its northeast slope and the North Klawatti Glacier to its south. The rock is Eldorado Orthogneiss. The most common approach is from the Eldorado Creek route, the same approach as for Eldorado Peak and Klawatti Peak. Necessary gear includes rope, protection, ice axe, crampons, sunscreen, and glacier glasses for the intense dazzling sun's rays reflecting off the white glacial ice.

Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 2, for information on the established climbing routes.

Thanks to Ronald James for this description.