The Palisades

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The Palisades is located in the northeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park. It is directly north of Marcus Peak and connected by a high ridge. It can be seen from the road at Sunrise Point. The descriptive name is for the palisade-like group of cliffy peaks which are best viewed for effect from the east or northeast. The vertical cliffs are andesite basalt which formed when lava slowly cooled and formed into hexagonal columns. Climbing access starts at the Palisades Trailhead at Sunrise Point, and then ascend to the saddle between Marcus Peak and The Palisades. Hike and scramble to the summit from the saddle.

Elevation (feet): 7,070
Elevation (meters): 2,155
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 46.9478
Longitude: -121.604487
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Enumclaw

Thanks to theyogiclimber for adding this peak.

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