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Three Fingered Jack Standard Summit Route

Via PCT and South Ridge
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 11.7 miles
Duration: Full day

Overview :  This is an advanced mountaineering climb with vertical walls at the top and very poor rock. You absolutely MUST have rock climbing... more »

Tips:  Start at the parking lot opposite of the Hoodoo road off of Route 20 in Santiam Pass. A Northwest Forest Pass is required for this... more »

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Points of Interest

1. PCT Through a Burned Forest

You will follow the PCT through a burnt forest that is regrowing with beautiful wildflowers and bear grass.

2. Scree Slope

Here you can tell the ancient volcano is crumbling. Up higher you'll understand why as you grab for a rock hold to pull yourself up and it rips out of the rock... seriously... really bad rock here. The photo of the cairn here is what you must look for to indicate the climbers trail.

3. Summit

This is the summit. As you can see from the photo of me on top it is extremely narrow and you absolutely must remain on rope. Great views of Jefferson and south to the Sisters. Look down for some real vertigo!