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

White Chuck Mountain, West Face. On September 20, Jerry Som- merman, Jamie Wild and I completed a new route on the west face of White Chuck Mountain. From the bottom of the rock toe on the west face, directly beneath the summit, we climbed up grassy ledges to the right, then left on an exposed traverse to meet a major slabby ramp. We followed this ramp to the right for one-and-a-half pitches, then scrambled up to a clump of cedar bushes beneath a short wall. One pitch led up the wall and a dihedral above (F7). More scrambling put us at the base of another wall. Moving up and left, we entered the bottom of the deep major couloir that splits the west face. The steep couloir was followed for five pitches and involved several chockstone/roof problems (up to F7). NCCS II F7.

Mark S. Dale, Boeing Alpine Society