A Note About Safety

(excerpt from the 4th edition of the Climber's Guide)

Mountain climbing and/or wilderness travel in the Olympic Mountain Range is by its very nature hazardous because of the crumbly rock, dense vegetation, frequently inclement weather, seasonal changes, and complex drainages that render route descriptions difficult.  You should recognize that these are the risks that you assume and for which we cannot be responsible when you utilize this guide. The fact that a route is described in this book is not a representation that it is necessarily safe for you, nor does the description list every possible hazard a climber may confront. Any guidebook, no matter how comprehensive, can give you only limited advice and information. Experience gained through competent field instruction offered by many fine outdoor recreation organizations should be your primary resource.

-Olympic Mountain Rescue and The Mountaineers

Everybody is happy when a mission ends well.