Davis Peak 7051 by Mount Ross via Gorge Creek Falls / 戴維斯峯

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Davis Peak 7051 by Mount Ross sits south of the Picket Range in North Cascades. The steep incline rises 6000′ in three miles upon leaving Gorge Creek Falls. But the vast endeavor plus sweat yields a massive payoff with views.

Davis Peak in North Cascades up ahead
Davis Peak in North Cascades up ahead

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See these posts for Davis Peak in Salmon La Sac.

Davis Peak 7051 in North Cascades at a Glance

Access: Davis Peak Climbers Trailhead
Round Trip: 6.2 miles
Elevation Range: 1096′-7051′
Gear: helmet
GPS Track: available
Dog-Friendly: no

Climbing the South Route

The gully at 3600′ was quite brushy without snow. But then things began looking more promising at the granite slabs at 4850′. The terrain flattened on the ridgetop but soon steepened again after we dropped north of Point 5872. I brought a rope just in case but never used it.

Like the neighboring Mount Ross, the ridgeline seemed to go on and on. Besides the summit, the rest of the route was visible from 6300′ on the south ridge. We later bypassed more cliff bands and outcrops while avoiding snow draping the east rim.

The Snowfield group
The Snowfield group

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Viewing From Davis Peak 7051

The summit cornices hung over the steep east face, so we stayed west on dry rocks. Views into the Southern Picket Range and the Snowfield Group were breathtaking. I had wanted to see Diablo Lake and Ruby Mountain from this vantage point for a while.

Descending the mountain took much less time, except the steep incline was brutal on the knees. As planned, we crossed the brushy gully before dark and soon made a speedy exit for the rest. Thanks to the yellow pup for sniffing our way down the entire way.

Diablo Lake with Ruby Mountain
Diablo Lake with Ruby Mountain

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