Big Kangaroo

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Big Kangaroo is a granite block and the highest summit (8280+ ft) on Kangaroo Ridge, which is a three mile long north-south trending massif in the North Cascades immediately east of Washington Pass. Several other peaks on the massif keep with the kangaroo theme with names like Wallaby, Kangaroo Temple, and Joey. Big Kangaroo is situated at the head of Early Winters Creek, which drains into the Methow River, which drains into the Columbia River, on the way to the Pacific Ocean. Big Kangaroo is visible to travelers at Washington Pass, but is less conspicuous than the peaks of the Liberty Bell group and Silver Star Mountain.  The first ascent was made by the legendary Fred Beckey and his brother Helmy in 1942.

Refer to Fred Beckey's "Cascade Alpine Guide, Vol. 3" for complete information on the climbing routes for Big Kangaroo.

Prominence: 1000 feet.  


Elevation (feet): 8,280
Elevation (meters): 2,524
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.519243
Longitude: -120.6175
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: June 21, 1941
First successful climber(s): Fred Beckey and Helmy Beckey (brothers)
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Marblemount, Winthrop

Thanks to theyogiclimber for adding this peak.

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