The “Major Alpine Crags of the Cascades & Olympics” is a special group comprising 32 crag-peaks that do not meet the criteria for being major mountain-peaks but still possess exceptional visual appeal and/or classic status among the climbing community. By region, the major alpine crags include…
Canadian Cascades Region: South Slesse Peak and South Nesakwatch Spire.
Northwestern Cascades Region: Nooksack Tower, Devils Tongue, Himmelgeisterhorn, East Twin Needle, The Degenhardt Pyramid, The Chopping Block, Paul Bunyan’s Stump, Dorado Needle, and Sharkfin Tower.
Northeastern Cascades Region: Big Methow Needle, Burgundy Spire, Big Kangaroo, Concord Tower, and Lexington Tower.
North-Central Cascades Region: North Gunsight Peak and White Goat Peak.
Central Cascades Region: North Index Peak, Middle Index Peak, The Bulls Tooth, Little Big Chief Peak, The Citadel, Cathedral Rock, The Mole, Prusik Peak, and The Temple.
Southern Cascades Region: Main Cowlitz Chimney, East Fifes Peak, and Big Goat Horn.
Olympic Mountains Region: Mt. Cruiser and Mt. Clark.