Frigid Mountain via Chatter Creek

  • Date:
    2012/05/19
    Round-trip distance:
    8.4 miles
    Elevation gain:
    4,677 feet
    Trip type:
    scramble
    USGS quad:
    Big Jim Mountain
    Car-to-car:
    8 hours 55 minutes
    • 5 hours 5 minutes ascending from Chatter Creek trail head to summit of Frigid Mountain
    • 3 hours 7 minutes descending from summit of Frigid Mountain to Chatter Creek trail head
  • GPS track of our route, courtesy of Dick Lambe.
    GPS track of our route, courtesy of Dick Lambe.
  • Our Seattle Mountaineers party of nine, heading up the Chatter Creek trail.
    Our Seattle Mountaineers party of nine, heading up the Chatter Creek trail.
  • Crossing Chatter Creek.
    Crossing Chatter Creek.
  • Slides below the south peak of Frigid.
    Slides below the south peak of Frigid.
  • Ascending the steep SW slope below the north summit.
    Ascending the steep SW slope below the north summit.
  • Looking SW from the north summit of Frigid Mountain.
    Looking SW from the north summit of Frigid Mountain.
  • David doing a group photo op.
    David doing a group photo op.
  • Painters Thumb
    Painters Thumb
  • Big Jim Mountain
    Big Jim Mountain
  • Point 7760 (left) and Big Lou Mountain (right).
    Point 7760 (left) and Big Lou Mountain (right).
  • Cornices between Frigid's north and south summits.
    Cornices between Frigid's north and south summits.
  • The south summit of Frigid Mountain, it was tough to determine which summit was higher so we went to both.  Cashmere in the background.
    The south summit of Frigid Mountain, it was tough to determine which summit was higher so we went to both. Cashmere in the background.
  • A great glissade down.
    A great glissade down.
  • Cashmere Mountain
    Cashmere Mountain
  • Lots of glissading on the way back.
    Lots of glissading on the way back.
  • Fording a tributary of Chatter Creek.
    Fording a tributary of Chatter Creek.
  • A burn on a shoulder of Cashmere.
    A burn on a shoulder of Cashmere.
  • Back on the Chatter Creek trail.
    Back on the Chatter Creek trail.

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