Cutthroat Peak

Cutthroat Peak
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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.

Elevation (feet): 8,050
Elevation (meters): 2,454
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.526496
Longitude: -120.70344
Difficulty: Technical Climb
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