I have stayed overnight at this trailhead and started many a climb and hike from this trailhead. The following section describing the three peaks includes a list of the routes on each.It is not intended to be a guide – just a list of possibilities.Several routes are described in detail with photos in the route pages attached to this page. Directions It is best done during the week. Seattle, WA 98104. In the spring with good snow conditions this is little more than a hike up easy snow slopes. Trailhead. ... (Spur Rd 112) that ends at the Beverly Turnpike trailhead, to the Esmeralda trailhead (Ingalls Lake Trail) parking lot. I parked at the Ingalls Lake trailhead and hiked the trail to Ingalls Pass. The trail continues to Ingalls Lake, but is left for the ascent to the peaks before the lake. Stuart. Turn right onto Ingalls Creek Road and follow for about a mile to the trailhead. There are many nice free camps along the road in, but little firewood. Once again be aware that the area is popular with campers and climbers alike. Car camping is available at the DeRoux Campground and other campgrounds on the Teanaway River Road. Follow the trail to the left as it makes a high traverse around the valley below. 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 Great weather (most of the time). Getting to the trailhead: Directions, lodging, trail facilities. (3), Images )See "Cascade Alpine Guide - Climbing and High Routes - Columbia River to Stevens Pass, Third Edition" by Fred Beckey for a complete listing of routes and details. Stuart above Lake Ingalls. The trail now descends briefly before contouring around the upper flank of Headlight Basin. The trail makes a long traverse followed by several switchbacks as it makes it's way to Ingalls Pass at about 6,500 feet. Area: Alpine Lakes Wilderness. I've climbed the 5.7 route and the 5.6 route. Camping is allowed in the area without permit but it is located in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area, so wilderness rules apply. Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. Several trails that diverge from that one: Falls Creek Trail #1216, Cascade Creek Trail #1217, Hardscrabble Creek Trail #1219, Fourth Creek Trail #1218, and Longs Pass Trail #1229. WTAâs Commitment to Stand Against Racism, Snow Lake Trail: Helping an Iconic Trail Step Up Sustainability. Take the left hand fork and drive about a mile to the trailhead. (70), Comments Directions from Leavenworth: Travel 7 miles south on the Blewitt Pass Highway. Take the left heading away from Long's Pass. Also to the northeast is the dominant peak in the area, Mt. Continue straight on the trail, gently weaving in and out of contours in the dramatic landscape on your continual climb to Ingalls Pass. The south peak of Ingalls fits the bill. From the parking lot at the end of the road, take trail #1394 (the only trail), and after a little ways, take the right trail to Longs Pass, then branch left on trail #1390 to Ingalls Pass. There were only two other cars in the trailhead when we started. There was a nip in the air as we got out of the car and put on our approach shoes. Follow "North Fork Teanaway" signs for 23 miles to the road-end at the trailhead parking lot.Ingalls Way Trail # 1390. Ingalls Peak (8/6/16, 12:04:19) Lake Ingalls. Routes Snow above Lake Ingalls on the approach. At approximately 1.4 miles, another trail junction begs you to venture right and up to Longs Pass, a side trip that adds 1.4 miles round-trip to your adventure. The approach travels through superlative scenery, and the technical part is short and easy climbing on good rock. Several trails that diverge from that one: Falls Creek Trail #1216, Cascade Creek Trail #1217, Hardscrabble Creek Trail #1219, Fourth Creek Trail #1218, and Longs Pass Trail #1229. Ingalls Peak, North Peak On Wednesday night, Ava and I drove just over Snowqualmie Pass to camp at a trailhead near Ingalls Peak. There are three peaks, denoted as South, North, and East Ingalls Peak.The North Peak is the highest at 7,662 feet with the South Peak at about 7,640 feet and the East Peak at about 7,500 feet. We were the only group on the summit. Sub-Region: Teanaway Mountains. Drive about 5 miles and turn left on the Teanaway River Road. Rushwald 5 years, 1 month ago Ingalls Lake (10/16/15, 8:37:44AM) arson51 5 years, 2 months ago ingalls lake parking to lake. From Wenatchee, WA, take US-2 West/US-97 South for 13.9 miles. I definitely recommend the 5.6 route. It is an easy day trip from the Enchantment Trailhead. Its popularity is quite justified. Though not high in elevation and not composed of the same excellent granite as the main peaks in the range, the peaks are an extremely popular destination and some fine climbing is to be found. This is the easiest route on the peak and has several variations. We were here two years ago and could not even get to the trailhead because of the snow. Start hiking up the Esmeralda trail for ~0.3 miles. Take a right at the intersection and follow the trail to the Long's Pass trail intersection. Because of relatively easy short access and the short routes on the peaks, this area is extremely popular and can often seem overcrowded. stars. Jeremy Osguthorpe 5 years, 3 months ago Ingalls Lake. The decision to wander up to Ingalls South Peak on a Friday was well rewarded as we only encountered about half a dozen people on the trail to the lake. From Seattle, it’s about 2 and a half hours up to the trailhead basically heading due east on on i-90. Ingalls Peak, June 14 2019. Turn right at Valley Hi. The North Peak's easiest route is Class 4. Yes, it's more crowded, but it's a much more aesthetic climb. (Links below and in sidebar. There is much loose rock.South Ridge: Grade II 5.4 to 5.6 depending on variation. The Ingalls Creek trail is the longest unspoiled valley trail in the United States. South Ingalls Peak Climbing Trip. Yes, my brain wanted to go do South Ingalls Peak, but I had done zero research and my body would be dropping f bombs if it could yell at my brain. Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children. Map HERE. Ingalls Peak is the highest point in the Teanaway area of the Wenatchee Mountains. The North Ingalls Peak - 7662' - South ridge Class 5.4 South Ingalls Peak - 7640' - North Ridge Class 2 October 2012. Fortune Peak is the southern most high point on the ridge which includes North, East, and South Ingalls Peaks. I got to the trailhead around 9am after being stuck behind pilot cars in every lane of i90. Ingalls Creek Trailhead Provides access to : Ingalls Creek Trail #1215 which is within Alpine Lakes Wilderness . The East Peak is the least accessible with its easiest route being easy Class 5.The main climbing attraction is the classic South Ridge on the North Peak.The Mountaineers climbed "Ingalls Peak" in August of 1925. The trail is in great shape, and we made it to Ingalls pass in 90 minutes, where we saw our first mountain goat. South Ingalls Peak and Fortune Peak - 6.24.2019. Fortune Peak and South Ingalls Peak. Our team, Doerte, Dave, and I, were on our way at 6 am. Ingalls Peaks are located just west of Mount Stuart in the Stuart Range of the North Cascades. Destination: South Ingalls Peak (+7640') Date: November 9, 2003 Difficulty: 4 Payoff: 4 Starting Point: Esmeralda Basin Trailhead (c.4200') High Point: South Ingalls Peak (+7640') Round Trip Distance: c.11 miles Equipment: The ten essentials, ice axe, crampons Mountain Skills: Route finding, class 3 rock, moderate snow and ice With rain and thunderstorms in the forecast my buddy and I headed up to Ingalls peak this weekend for an attempt at the South Ridge. Moderate scrambling routes can be found on other slopes of the peak if desired. Though not high in elevation and not composed of the same excellent granite as the main peaks in the range, the peaks are an extremely popular destination and some fine climbing is to be found. The summit of the East Peak is the least accessible of the three with its easiest route beingClass 5.An ascent of the East Peak combined with a climb of the East Ridge of the North Peak makes for an enjoyable and interesting traverse. Ingalls East Ridge: Approximate ascent in red, descent in blue. This is the classic route in the area with good rock and well worthwhile. Lat/Lon: 47.47400°N / 120.945°W Elevation: 7662 ft / 2335 m 14.5 hours trailhead to trailhead. See the Red Tape section for a link with details.Camping is not allowed at Ingalls Lake. Prologue. Washington Trails Association is 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Spencer Moritz 5 years, 4 months ago Lake Ingless. The drive was nice and in a couple hours we reached the Teanaway trailhead just before sunrise. See this site for current wilderness regulations and permit information: Alpine Lakes WildernessNo permits are required for camping, however no camping is allowed at Ingalls Lake. South Ingalls Peak Hike Info. On weekends, there will almost certainly be more than one party on the popular routes, especially the South Ridge of the North Peak.The South Peak can be ascended without difficulty. Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway. There are designated campsites along the main trail on the way up to the lake. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. A. Ingalls Peak 7662’ Trip Report June 09, 2001. Lake Ingalls may be fairly accessible from a hiking perspective but getting to it is a bit of a trek. Lake Ingalls is a 8.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cle Elum, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. There are three peaks, denoted as South, North, and East Ingalls Peak.The North Peak is the highest at 7,662 feet with the South Peak at about 7,640 feet and the East Peak at about 7,500 feet. Ingalls Creek Trailhead Provides access to : Ingalls Creek Trail #1215 which is within Alpine Lakes Wilderness . Northeast is Headlight Basin and Ingalls Lake. Nearby Peak Searches: Radius Search - Nearest Peaks to Ingalls Peak Elevation Ladder from Ingalls Peak Prominence Ladder from Ingalls Peak The south face of Ingalls Peak, in sunshine to the left, is a popular and easy rock climb (1997-08-09). For example, theAconcagua mountain page has the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits' asparents and is a parent itself to many routes, photos, and Trip Reports. View Ingalls Peaks Image Gallery - 123 Images. Expect company on weekends.First Ascent: Keith Rankin and Ken Solberg, May 30, 1941.Southeast Face Grade I 5.3. Ingalls peak offers many of the advantages of the neighboring alpine climbs in the Enchantments but without the red tape and restrictions. )First Ascent of the Peak: Stan Butchart and Gene & Bill Prater, November 1952Routes on the East Peak:Southwest Face Grade I Easy Class 5. The rock on the South Ridge is excellent and offers good protection. (123), Climber's Log Entries Before we reach the trailhead, I have an encounter with Johnny Law outside Cle Elum and score a $105 ticket. At the pass I dropped down into Ingalls Basin, contoured west at around 6,600', then ascended the easy east slopes of Fortune Peak. Drive I-90 to about 1 mi east of Cle Elum, then go northeast on SR 970 about 5 mi to 0.5 mi past the Teanaway River Bridge. All Rights Reserved. It is recommended that you camp along the trail before reaching the Lake. The North Peak is the highest and the most common mountaineering objective of the three summits. Ingalls Peak 7662ft North Peak, East Ridge (5.7) ... We left Seattle at 5am and with one stop in Cle Elum for snacks and coffee, we arrived at the Esmerelda Trailhead a little before 8am. Scramble up for even better views of Mount Stuart and the other range peaks of the Teanaway and Enchantments. Trailhead Co-ordinates: 47.4359, -120.9372 Open map in new window. Ingalls Peak is a 7,662-foot (2,335-metre) triple-summit mountain located in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, along the common border of Kittitas County and Chelan County, in Washington state. Just east of Cle Elum, Washington east of Snoqualmie Pass on Interstate 90, take the Wenatchee exit and follow the signs to Wenatchee on State Route 970. Headed out super early to hike in and climb Ingalls peak (3 pitches in the mountains). Ascends an obvious deep couloir to the East Ridge. From the pass you will be able to see Ingalls Peaks to the Northwest. Ingalls Lake is probably the most popular hike in the Teanaway Valley. Also, numerous other guidebooks describe the South Ridge Route on the North Peak. Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. The final 0.3 mile switchbacks up to Ingalls Pass, about 3 miles from the trailhead. Then take the exit for US-97 South and follow it for about 7 miles. Trailhead Directions Look at the GPS Track Download GPS Track. Trip: Ingalls Peak - South Ridge Trip Date: 05/05/2018 Trip Report: Slog is a four letter word. It is not clear whether this ascent was of the South or the North Peak. The first ascent of the East Peak was made by Stan Butchart and Gene & Bill Prater in November, 1952. The following day we got up early, and began the longer-than-anticipated approach to the East Ridge of Ingalls Peak, North Peak (not sure why it's not called North Ingalls Peak). Then probably hiked another mile or 2 up hill as the weather started deteriorating and … This sucker was big, was right in our way, and had no intention of moving. Contributions to WTA are tax deductible, and we are committed to making the best use of every donation to our mission. Ingalls Peak (North) - South Ridge. (4), "Cascade Alpine Guide - Climbing and High Routes - Columbia River to Stevens Pass, Third Edition", Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Scrambling. Once over the pass, traverse on snow or follow trail to the south notch of the south peak. Turn left on the Teanaway River Road and continue 23 mi to the road end parking area at 4,243 ft, about 1 mi beyond the DeRoux Campground (Forest Road 9737). 2 Total Climbs Trad 100% Ingalls Peak-South Ridge Weather (Days 0-3): The weather forecast for Ingalls Peak-South Ridge is: A dusting of new snowTemperatures will be below freezing (max -4°C on Tue morning, min -7°C on Sun morning)Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Sun night, strong winds from the W by Tue night). Cameras at the ready and personal beacons tracking our steps, we made our way to Ingalls Pass by 10:00 and Lake Ingalls in just over another hour.