Chimney Peak

Chimney Peak, 2008, from WSW

Photo by Greg Thies

  • Elevation: 6917 ft
  • Subpeaks: The Chimney (single 100 ft, 5.3 lead up SE side)
  • Prominence: 997 ft
  • Lat/Long: N 47.68940 W 123.40243
  • Glaciers: None
  • Difficulty: Basic Snow/Rock Climb
  • Best Months for Climbing: June, July, August, September
  • Year First Climbed: 1941
  • First Successful Climbers: Tolvo J. Nelson of USGS

  • Custom Correct Enchanted Valley - Skokomish
  • Green Trails: Mt Steel
  • USGS 7.5 Minute: Chimney Peak
  • Acme map


  • Route 1, Grade II, Class 3 via ridge to the SW
  • Route 2, Grade II, Class 4 via ridge to the NE

Guidebook Corrections and Updates
  • First known ascent full name is Tolvo J. Nelson.
  • Correction to Route 1: 

    Route 1. II, 3.  Follow the Quinault River trail 9.5 miles from the road end and locate the abandoned trail on the N edge of Pyrites Creek.  Follow this faint trail NW 1.5 miles toward the head of the valley.  Camp can be made at timberline on the easternmost tributary of Pyrites Creek, 4 hours from the Quinault River trail.  Climb above timberline and cross through the 5900-ft pass just E of Peak 6049.  Drop about 1000 ft to where an easy but long traverse can be made to the central snowfield of Chimney’s SW face, staying below several rock rib s. Climb the 40-degree snowfield to gain the S ridge just below the summit, and continue to the top.  Time: 6 hours up from camp.

Chimney Peak, 2008, from West
Photo by Greg Thies