Mountain Climbing in Mount Mastiff, Wenatchee, Washington USA

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June to September
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.

Mount Mastiff is located in Nason Ridge, at the eastern of Stevens Pass. The top elevation of the mountain is at 7063 ft/2152 m high and it is suitable for climbing from June to September. In order to approach the summit of the mountain, hike up the rough and steep Rock Lake Trail and when you get to Crescent Lake, walk around the Northeast side to reach the mountain’s base.

Most climbers combine this climb with Mount Howard, for a longer scrambling experience along with bushwhacking and talus crossing. Mount Mastiff can be reached in one day, but for the most adventurous climbers, this climb can be combined with overnight camping and swimming in the nearby lakes.Mount Mastiff is a popular climb providing with amazing views and incredible alpine nature. If you visit the mountain in early season, you will need an ice axe and crampons.

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
35.5mi/57km, 42mins
From N Wenatchee Ave continue towards US-2 W/US-97 S and stay on US-2 W. Turn left on Winton Rd and take the first right on Merritt Winton Rd. The Rock Lake trailhead lies 11.7 miles west of Coles Corner.
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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