Mt. Adams SW Chutes Approach
ElevationAscent: 5,997' 1,828 m
Descent: -5' -2 m
High: 11,560' 3,524 m
Low: 5,569' 1,697 m
GradeAvg Slope: 21% (12°)
Max Slope: 88% (41°)
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“A long approach, low grade climb until the false summit pitch.”— Ryan O
Another option is to move climber's right of the Crescent Glacier through rock bands to the Lunch Counter area. Both paths meet at the base of the false summit (Pikers Peak) of Mt Adams. The trail shown on this page may be more direct but steeper, while the Lunch Counter approach is slightly longer and less steep.
Once at the base of the false summit, head straight up to the top. Continue on to the the true summit or transition and ski down from Pikers Peak through the SW Chutes.
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