|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1890|
|First successful climber(s):||Harry Fisher, Nelson Linsley|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
|Convenient Center:||Port Angeles|
Thanks to Ronald James for adding this peak.
Mount Queets is located deep within Olympic National Park. It is situated seven miles southeast of Mount Olympus, and immediately north of Mount Meany (connected by a high ridge). It's located in the Queets-Quinault group, so it's a remote climb requiring several days of wilderness navigation, but is not a technical climb. Expect a snow/glacier climb and rock scramble. Weather systems coming off the Pacific Ocean will also affect difficulty, but on a clear day the views are incredible. Mount Queets with its large Queets Glacier and permanent ice drains into the Queets River on the west side, and into the Elwha River on the east side, and is situated at the headwaters of both rivers.
Mount Queets' name was derived from the Queets River. "According to Queets and Quinault Indian legend, the river was originally called qu itz qu, pronounced Kwatz, meaning 'out of the dirt of skin.' The 1889-90 Seattle Press Expedition named Mount Queets 'Mt. Hearst' for William Randolph Hearst, proprieter of the San Francisco Examiner [newspaper], but the official name accepted today is 'Queets'." (reference: Gods and Goblins by Smitty Parratt)
Prominence: 516 feet.
Refer to Olympic Mountains: A Climbing Guide, by Olympic Mountain Rescue, for information on the established climbing routes on Mount Queets.
Thanks to Ronald James for this description.