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|