Chair Peak

Featured photo of Chair Peak

Chair Peak is located about 3 miles northwest of Snoqualmie Pass and just south of Snow Lake.

Chair Peak is the second highest of the "Snoqualmie Peaks". Its east face is a well known rock climb in the area and its north face offers a challenging winter route with ice up to 70 degrees.

Elevation (feet): 6,238
Elevation (meters): 1,901
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 47.459666
Longitude: -121.466861
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1913
First successful climber(s): Hec V. Abel and L.F. Curtis
Nearest major airport: Seattle
Convenient Center: North Bend

Thanks to Fred Spicker for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 9 trip reports for Chair Peak.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #11697 - by M. Stanton on Jan 11, 2003
    I won't say the climbing isn't mediocre, in deference to more knowledgable folks. But whatever it is, it shere wore fun today. We did the NE Buttress just before deterioration of a good weather...
  • Log #11699 - by Michael Stanton on Mar 03, 2002
    (with Dan and Aidan) An amazingly fun climb of the North Face in perfect conditions! We did this in three pitches with some simulclimbing. There was good ice on the first and last sections of the...
  • Log #11700 - by Tom Breit on Aug 14, 2001
    I went up after work, and had the entire peak to myself. Solo'd the NE Buttress. Beautiful rock, very secure, moderate exposure. Rapelled down the SE ridge, really sloppy, messy.
  • Log #11701 - by Mike Adamson on July 27, 2001
    There are nice exposed scrambles all over this peak in the spring and summer, but it's best known for mediocre winter alpine climbing in an avalanche prone valley. Be careful when approaching this...
  • Log #11702 - by Wajahat Malik on Apr 30, 2001
    It was a great climb and we did it during summers. I think we went up by the conventional route that was grade 5 rock climb and at places it went up to about 5-7. One of our climbing partner got...
  • Log #11703 - by BRIAN PATERIK on Feb 05, 2001
    Chair is a great easily accessible Mt. When climbed in winter or early spring conditions good alpine climbing can be found. The north face and N.E. buttress are my favorites.
  • Log #11704 - by john cain on July 26, 2000
    The Northeast Butress (I think that's what it's called) is a really nice, airy, mid-fives kinda thing.
  • Log #11705 - by Matt Robertson on Mar 22, 2000
    Excellent alpine ice climb, if conditions are really solid.
  • Log #11706 - by Fred Spicker on Sep 23, 1999
    Ascent via the east face.