American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Washington—Cascades, Morning Star Peak

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  • Publication Year: 1961

Morning Star Peak. This fine, rocky peak is one of the prominent summits of the Cascade skyline seen from Seattle. It was climbed in July for the first time by Monte Haun, Mark Haun, Dick Hill, and Kenn Carpenter. The approach was made by the Sultan Basin road and the Vesper Creek trail. The trail was left after an hour and a stream bed followed for a short distance, then the broken northwest face was ascended by a talus field and gully system to the crest of the ridge leading to Sperry Peak. From this point the summit cliffs were skirted to the north ridge where a pleasant rock route led to the summit. No cairn or evidence of prior ascents was found.

Kenn Carpenter

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