Rock Climbing in Ingalls South Peak, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Top elevation:
Skill level required:
grade II, class 5,6
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.

Ingalls Peaks are located in the Stuart Range of the North Cascades. The mountain has three peaks, with the Southern Peak being the highest. The top elevation of the South Peak stands at 7640 ft/2328 m high and is suitable for climbing, from June to October.

The skill level required for this climb is grade II, class 5,6 – suitable for intermediate and advanced rock climbers. In order to reach Ingalls South Peak, take the Esmeralda/Longs Pass Trail until the end of it. The climbing route starts with a snow and rocky scramble, just up the Dogtooth Spires, and goes up the North Ridge face. The rock has ledges and gullies on the base and continues with shallow cracks on a steep slab.

Once you reach the top, the view of the surrounding mountains and lakes is breathtaking. To descent, just rappel the same route down. Ingalls South Peak is a rewarding and popular destination for rock climbers. Take a small rack with chocks and cams, a 60 m/196 ft rope, helmet and if you visit the mountain in early season, an ice axe and crampons.