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North America, United States, Washington - Cascade Mountains, White Chuck Mountain, East Face

White Chuck Mountain, East Face. On September 10 Ben Guydelkon and I climbed the east face via the narrow couloir that splits the face from right to left. Ten leads of about 140 feet each got us to the summit ridge and two minutes later we stood on top. Every lead had some difficult pitches and protection is poor as the rock is almost crackless. A hauling line, pitons, and hard hat are necessary. Hardest move is F8. The approach was made from Rat Trap Pass through timbered slopes, brush, cliffs, open meadows and finally a steep snow slope that leads to the base of the couloir.

Ron Miller, The Mountaineers