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Rock Climbing in Sherpa Peak: West Ridge Route, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Top elevation:
8605ft/2622m
Skill level required:
grade II, class 5,5
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.

Shepra Peak is a satellite summit of Mount Stuart and one of the most unique peaks of the Cascades, because of the balanced rock at the top of the mountain. The easiest way to approach the West Ridge Route is from the Longs Pass Trail, which is at 2.5 mi/4 km in the southwest of Shepra Peak. It will take you eight to ten hours to get there.

The top elevation of the mountain is at 8605 ft/2622 m, suitable for climbing from May to October. The skill level required for this climb is grade II, class 5,5 suitable for all climbers. West Ridge Route is a pleasant, alpine rock climb, and can be combined with Mount Stuart climb in a two day adventure trip in the wild nature of the Cascades. You will need a map and a compass and a 60 m/196 ft rope with you.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Seattle
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
66.3mi/106.6km, 1hour and 28mins
From N Wenatchee Ave continue towards US-2 W/US-97 S, turn left on US-97 S, continue towards WA-970 W, turn right on Teenaway Rd and follow "North Fork Teanaway" signs for 23 miles to the road-end at the trailhead parking lot.
BY AIR
Sea-Tac International Airport,
146mi/234km from Wenatchee Town
BY TRAIN

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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