Three Fingered Jack has the distinction of being the smallest of all the alpine summits in the Oregon Cascades. This jagged peak is notorious for “the crawl” – an exposed fifth-class traverse that represents the beginning of the technical climbing several hundred feet from the summit. After that, the route climbs through a cobblestone chimney, and up a ridge to the summit. Touching this summit is a proud acheivement! The approach follows the Pacific Crest Trail for five miles before breaking on to climbers trails towards the peak.
The first roped climbing usually begins at “the crawl” – a steep exposed traverse that is breath-taking. From there, we walk along an exposed ridge for several minutes to reach the summit pinnacle. The cobblestone pitches lead to the summit. It is 2-4 hours, round trip from the beginning of the technical climbing.
We are able to schedule this climb Monday through Thursday until after Labor Day weekend, because of limitations on all commercial permits in the Deschutes-Willamette National Forest.