Why you want to climb Mt Goode:
- Because it’s the Highest Peak in The North Cascades National Park
- Because it’s one of the most Classic and Wilderness rock climbs in the country
- Because we will finish our climb with an incredible float Plane flight from Lake Chelan across the North Cascades back to Bellingham Bay!
Day 1: Meet at 8:30 at the North Cascades National Park Office in Sedro Woolley. Introductions, gear check and last minute item purchases. We then drive to the trail head at Rainy Pass. Hike 10 – 12 miles on down a gradual trail to our camp at the base of our route.
Day 2: Climb 3,500 feet up steep mountain slopes to the base of the Glacier. Depending on weather and progress we may camp here or continue to the base of the route. If camping at the base of the glacier we will have an afternoon reconnaissance of the glacier approach and review of skills needed on the route.
Day 3: 3,000 foot rock climb up a stunning ridge to the summit. Most of the route is 3rd and 4th class and there are several full pitches up to 5.6 rock climbing in difficulty. Camp on the summit or begin the descent.
Day 4: Rappel, down climb and hike to Park Creek Valley on the back (south) side of the mountain.
Day 5: Early rise, pack up and enjoy a leisurely hike on slightly descending trail to lake Chelan where we will catch our float plane ride back across the mighty North Cascade mountains to Bellingham Bay.