Phantom Peak is located in North Cascades National Park in the rugged and remote Picket Range, which is a compact gneissic sub-range of the Cascades. Phantom Peak is situated in the Northern Pickets west of the Luna Creek cirque, approximately a mile south of Mount Challenger, half mile south of Crooked Thumb, and a mile west of Mount Fury. The infrequently climbed rocky peak is made of gneiss.
The Picket Range is characterized by intense alpine scenery of jagged peaks cut by glaciers. This area is remote and any approach is long and difficult. The wet weather pattern from Pacific storms adds to the difficulties of climbing Phantom Peak. Ice axe, rope, protection, and crampons are recommended for a multi-day expedition.
Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 3, for information on the established climbing routes on Phantom Peak.
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1940|
|First successful climber(s):||Fred Beckey, Helmy Beckey|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
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