Mountain Climbing in Clark Mountain: Southeast Slope Climb, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Top elevation:
Best climbing season:
Spring through Fall
Wenatchee is the largest city of Chelan County, located in North Central Washington and lies on the west side of the Columbia River. The city is also known as the Apple Capital of the world, due to the valley's many apple cultivations.

Clark Mountain is one of the highest peaks in the North Cascades, located in the White River Valley. The top elevation of the mountain is at 8576 ft/2613 m high and is suitable for climbing from all year long. In order to approach the Southeast Slope of the mountain, you hike up to the Boulder Creek Trail and from there, you follow the Y Basin trail that leads you to the Southeast peak of Clark Mountain.

It is a rocky mountain, surrounded by icy carvings providing some good scramble climbing on the way to the summit. Once you reach the top, the views of the Cascade Range, Glacier Peak and the surrounding summits are amazing. Clark Mountain, although remote, is a popular destination for mountain climbers and can be reached in one day. For those who want to experience a true outdoor adventure, they can spend the night over camping just about anywhere. If you visit the mountain in early season, take an ice axe and crampons with you.

How to Get to Destination

145mi/233km, 2hours and 23min
Head East on I-90 E and take exit 85 to WA-970 N towards Wenatchee. Turn left on WA-10/WA-970 and enter US-2 E/US-97 N and continue towards N Wenatchee Ave.
BY CAR FROM Wenatchee
55.7mi/89.6km, 1hour and 17mins
From N Wenatchee Ave continue towards US-2 W/US-97 S, continue straight on US-2 W, turn right on WA-207 N and continue straight on White River Rd until the end of the road.
Sea-Tac International Airport,
146mi/234km from Wenatchee Town

From downtown Seattle, not far from the airport, the King Street Train Station is a perfect way to get to Wenatchee. The station offers an enclosed waiting area, with restrooms, ATM and a ticket office. It is located at 303 South Jackson Street.


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