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North America, United States, Washington, Cascade Mountains, Colchuck Peak, Northeast Ridge and North Face

Colchuck Peak, Northeast Ridge and North Face. On July 15, Ray Lilleby and I approached the peak from Colchuck Lake, ascending toward the Dragontail-Colchuck col to a point just below the Colchuck Glacier. Talus slopes lead to a narrow, snow-filled 45° couloir, and entry was gained via a short, severe pitch. We followed the couloir to the upper northeast ridge, and ascended the north face on class 3–4 rock to the summit.

jIM Wickwire, Cascadians