Cutthroat is a prominent granitic peak located about 2 miles west of Washington Pass and 2 miles northeast of Rainy Pass on the North Cascades Highway. Although the south summit (8050 feet) is higher, topographic maps have the name written next to the north summit (7865 feet).
The peak has long east, west, and north ridges. The most striking feature from the highway is the South Buttress which is the most popular route.
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1937|
|First successful climber(s):||Kenneth Adam, Raffi Bedayn, and W. Kenneth Davis|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle, WA|
|Convenient Center:||Winthrop, WA|
Thanks to Fred Spicker for adding this peak.
There are 3 trip reports for Cutthroat Peak.
- Log #9782 - by Mike Raymond on July 11, 2000Move fast. Eat/drink while belaying. Enter notch at right (east) side. Need big (4in.) pro for final crack.
- Log #9783 - by Walther Meyer on Feb 01, 2000Almost broke my leg - what an adventure
- Log #9784 - by Fred Spicker on June 08, 1999Ascent via the West Ridge.