Mount Constance

Mount Constance
Photo by Greg Thies

Route Advisory Update- 2012

   The Constance Lake trail that was heavily damaged by the fire in 2010 has largely been restored and is easily navigated to Lake Constance now.  Tunnel Creek approaches are still good alternatives.   Check with the park  Olympic National Park Trail Conditions for the latest updates.

  • Elevation: 7756 ft
  • Subpeaks: South Summit (7600 ft), Point Smith (7100 ft), Point Schellin (6850 ft), Cat's Ears (6650 ft), Point Harrah (7000 ft), Peak 7022
  • Prominence: 1956 ft
  • Lat/Long:  N 47.77273 W 123.12726
  • Glaciers: Crystal Glacier
  • Difficulty: Basic Snow/Basic to difficult rock climb depending on route
  • Best Months for Climbing: June, July, August, September
  • Year First Climbed: 1922
  • First Successful Climbers: Robert Schellin and A. Earl "Bremerton" Smith via route 7

  • Custom Correct: Buckhorn Wilderness
  • Green Trails: Tyler Peak (#136)
  • USGS 7.5 Minute: Tyler Peak
  • Acme map


  • Route 1, Grade II, Class 3, South Chute
  • Route 1A, Grade II, Class 3, North Chute aka Lionel's Chute
  • Route 1B, Grade II, Class 3, Finger Traverse
  • Route 2, Grade III, Class 5.4, West Arete
  • Route 3, Grade III, Class 5.5, Red Dike Route
  • Route 4, Grade IV, Class 5.7, North Face
  • Route 5, Grade II, Class 3, Southeast Face via North Fork Tunnel Creek
  • Route 5A, Grade II, Class 4, East Face Direct
  • Route 5B, Grade II, Class 3, Southeast Face via South Fork Tunnel Creek
  • Route 6, Grade III, Class 4, Northeast Ridge
  • Route 7, Grade III, Class 4, South Spur of Northeast Ridge
  • Route 8, Grade III, Class 4, Great Amphitheater

Guidebook Corrections and Updates


Mount Constance From SW - Inner Constance Left. Photo by Greg Thies. Mount Constance. Photo by Rich Labelle. Mount Constance and Avalanche Canyon. Photo by Tom Banks.

Mount Constance
Photo by Don Paulson