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Johannesburg Mountain  Washington   #6098
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Cascade Range / Washington Cascades

Height: 2505 m <- 8220 feet
Prominence?: 488 m  
Line Parent?: Spider Mountain (7.3 km away, at bearing 147 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Formidable (5.7 km away)

Location:   48.46459,-121.09173     48:27:53, -121:05:30   10U 641063 5369698 (27 km E of Marblemount).   AreaCode: EM81/EA69
First Ascent: Tuesday July 26, 1938 Calder Bressler, Bill Cox, Ralph Clough, Tom Myers
North Face of Johannesburg Mountain
Impressive summit situation between the North and Middle Forks of the Cascade River. It towers more than 5000 ft above the parking area at the end of the Cascade River Road.

The north face features a number of hanging glaciers (including the unmarked Sill Glacier) which often drop chunks of ice to the delight of hikers on the Cascade Pass Trail.

The first ascent was made by the "Ptarmigan Traverse Party" on their amazing wilderness traverse. They called the mountain "Elsbeth" at the time. Miners began exploring steep terrain on the north face in the 1890s. One such miner, Billy Murtagh, climbed technical terrain to reach his claim with the aid of spikes and holes drilled in the rock!

Name Notes: Named for the well-known city in South Africa. Johannesburg is the largest city by population in the country and seat of the Constitutional Court.

Route Summaries exist for this mountain, but are only available to paid members.

Trip Reports within 1 km
38 2004.07.24 Johannesburg Mountain Northeast Rib Michael Stanton


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
10 North Face of Johannesburg Mountain Michael Stanton
8 Johannesburg Mountain from the Cascade Pass Trail Lucas Earl
8 The Backside of Johannesburg Mountain Michael Stanton
6 Johannesburg Mountain Ed Farrell
4 Johannesburg from camp below Forbidden Peak Ray Borbon