North Gardner Mountain
|Best months for climbing:||May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
|Convenient Center:||Marblemount, Winthrop|
Thanks to Ronald James for adding this peak.
North Gardner Mountain is the apex of the Methow Mountains, which are a drier section of the Cascade Range between Lake Chelan and the Methow River Valley. It's also the highest point of Okanogan County. The Gardner massif is located in the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness. It has two distinct summits separated by 8/10 mile, the higher north summit is 8956 feet, and a 58 foot lower summit of 8898 feet (Gardner Mountain). The broad pyramid shaped summit has three ridges, each offering non-technical class 2 scrambles. It ranks #23 on the Washington State Top 100.
Refer to Fred Beckey's "Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 3" for complete information on the climbing routes and approaches on North Gardner and Gardner.
Prominence: 3996 feet for North Gardner. (698 ft - Gardner)
Thanks to Ronald James for this description.