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North America, United States, Washington, Cascade Mountains, Mount Challenger, West Peak

M.ount Challenger, West Peak. The first ascent of this peak was made by Ellie Street, Fred Beckey and me on July 14 from a Base Camp on Challenger Arm by angling across and up the Challenger Glacier to the west ridge of the peak. We ascended very rotten rock just west of a prominent snow finger to gain the ridge crest. A rappel into the notch above the snow finger was followed by easy class-3 scrambling up to the rock summit. The rotten rock we encountered when climbing to the ridge could have been avoided by circling around the west ridge and then climbing a south- side gully to the notch. We descended by this route.

Dan Davis, The Mountaineers