Royal Basin • 3 day – $890
The Mt Deception Summit Climb takes you up the second highest peak in the Olympics nestled deep in the alpine cirque of Royal Basin. Hidden from view, Mt Deception(7,788′) stands among the highest peaks in the Olympic Range offering an accessible climb within a weekend of adventure! Approach via the Royal Basin Trail and hike from the lowland coastal old growth forests (2,550′) to the high alpine cirque and camp along the shores on one of the high lakes at 5,770′. Enjoy climbing up the NE Chute which delivers 45 degree snow onto a rocky ridge scramble to the summit! The views of the entire Olympic Range, the Cascades and the Puget Sound extend in all directions making it one of the most expansive view in the NW!
Climbs begins and ends in Olympic NP
Plan to arrive the day before the climb begins
Day 1 • Hike to Camp
Meet at Olympic NP Ranger Station. Gear check and drive to the trailhead. Hike via the Royal Basin Trail . We camp at one of the high lakes at 5,770′. Basic skills review.
Day 2 • Summit Day • Mount Deception • 7,788ft
Summit day starts early. Climb up the NE Chute which delivers 45 degree snow onto a rocky ridge scramble to the summit. Descend the route.
Day 3 • Hike to Trailhead
After breakfast we pack our gear and return to the trailhead.
Plan to depart the day after the climb ends.
NWAG makes every effort to uphold the scheduled itinerary, although our guides are given discretion to adapt the itinerary for reasons beyond our control or due to the needs of the group. Meal schedule: (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner
Where to Meet
8:00 am, the morning of the climb, we meet in Port Angeles for equipment check before heading to the trailhead.
We will email you PreClimb info including gear list and departure details upon registration.
Wilderness Information Center
3002 Mt Angeles Road
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Registration and Payments
$500.00 deposit includes a $200.00 non-refundable registration fee, due with application.
Balance due 90 days prior to start date. Please read NW Alpine Guides Reservation/Refund Policy for details.
Guided climb and instruction
Boiled water for meals
Professional mountain guide
Group equipment (including tents, ropes, stoves, etc.)
Services not included
Trailhead parking fees (NW Forest Pass)
Meals and snack food
Hotels or lodging
Trip cancellation insurance
Medical and evacuation coverage