Mt. Shuksan: FISHER CHIMNEYS
A North Cascades classic.
The Fisher Chimneys route on Mt. Shuksan is a North Cascades classic involving an interesting mix of alpine terrain: climbing on rock, steep snow and potentially ice, and glacier travel to the base of the summit pyramid. This is a strenuous route that requires climbing technical terrain carrying an overnight pack.
MT. SHUKSAN: FISHER CHIMNEYS TOPO MAP
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Zoom out to see trailhead and camp locations.
Climbing the summit pyramid on Mt. Shuksan.
We generally recommend at least 3 days for these trips.
DAY 1 — Approach, setup camp, skills review
DAY 2 — Summit day, return to camp
DAY 3 — Pack up camp, descend to trailhead
WHERE TO MEET
Varies — see Pre-Trip Info
Information on gear, food, packing, travel and accommodations can be found here: Preparing For Your Climb
Equipment: Mt. Shuksan Gear List PDF
Previous climbing/mountaineering experience is required. Experience on rock, steep snow/ice, and/or multi-pitch climbs is beneficial.
Excellent physical fitness is required for this trip.
You should be able to hike/climb for 1-2 hours at a stretch, taking 10 minute breaks, for up to 12 hours.
You should be able to ascend 3000′ in a day carrying 50+lbs on your back, and 5000′ in a day carrying 30 lbs on your back.
Physical conditioning should not be underestimated – mountaineering is a strenuous activity.
Guiding and instruction
Group equipment: tents, ropes, stove, fuel, etc.
Backcountry permit costs
Personal equipment and food
Parking permit (NW Forest Pass)
MT. SHUKSAN FISHER CHIMNEYS
July 28-30, 2023
Sept 1-3, 2023
Custom climbs are available for private groups and individuals. Please contact us for more info and availability.