This peak is #11 on the Height List for Washington . This peak is #6 in Prominence List for Washington .An impressive rock pyramid with a massive granite wall along its northeast flank. There are several pocket glaciers on Mount Stuart's north side. The standard route is via the south slopes, usually on moderately steep snow in early season.
The Stuart Range, a sub-range of the Wenatchee Mountains which extends east from the Cascade crest, includes at least 10 named peaks exceeding 8000 feet in height. It has been described as "the largest mass of exposed granite in the United States". This range and the nearby Enchantment Lakes area is one of the most popular locations in Washington for backcountry hiking/scrambling and camping. However, it is located in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area, and there are restrictions on the number of camping permits issued (reservations in advance usually needed).
Name Notes: Named in 1853 by George B. McClellan (later of Civil War fame) for his best friend, Jimmie Stuart. At the time, McClellan was involved in an abortive survey for a railroad route through the Cascades. Later, another major peak in the Stuart Range was named for McClellan himself.