Luna Peak

Elevation (feet): 8,311
Elevation (meters): 2,533
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.830713
Longitude: -121.272025
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1938
First successful climber(s): Bill Cox, Will Thompson
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Everett

Thanks to Ronald James for adding this peak.

Luna Peak is one of the peaks that form the rugged and remote Picket Range, a sub-range of the Cascades. It is located within North Cascades National Park and east of Mount Challenger. Its descriptive name is derived from the fact that a long ridge connects the peak to the rest of the range making it a sort of satellite peak of the Pickets. A long, difficult approach from the east coupled with notoriously bad weather makes this a relatively infrequently climbed mountain, but is well worth the effort because the view from the summit is arguably the best in the Cascade Range. The standard approach is a scramble via the Southwest Ridge.

Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 3, for information on the established climbing route on Luna Peak.

Thanks to Ronald James for this description.