Unicorn Peak, Washington

Prominence: 2091 ft, 638 m

Elevation: 6971 feet, 2125 meters

True Isolation: 4.34 mi, 6.98 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 6975 ft / 2126 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)46° 44' 42'' N, 121° 42' 3'' W
46.745127, -121.700912 (Dec Deg)
599232 E 5177661 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionLewis

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     Washington State Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #126)
     Washington State Top 200 by Prominence (Rank #126)
     Mountaineers 100 Peaks at Mount Rainier N.P. (Rank #26)
     Smoot's "Climbing Washington's Mountains" 100 Peaks (Rank #68)
     Mountaineers Tahoma Peaks (Rank #9)
     Peaks with Most Ascents Using a Rope (Rank #8)
     Climbing Peaks at Mount Rainier N.P. (Rank #5)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Climbing Washingtons Mountains (Smoot)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2007-09-17 by Don Malo
     2008-07-06 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2009-05-31 by Don Malo
     2011-12-22 by Ben Kunz
     2013-07-23 by Dennis Poulin
     2013-08-23 by Chad Painter (GPS Track)
     2013-10-20 by Lucas Johnson
     2014-04-13 by Jeffrey Wright (Unsuccessful)
     2014-05-21 by Patty Cokus
     2014-06-21 by Adam Walker
     2015-04-19 by Ida Vincent
     2015-04-19 by Kristian Kalsing
     2015-05-02 by Sandeep Kumar (GPS Track)
     2015-05-25 by Sean Mathias
     2015-06-14 by Ralph Wessels
     2015-06-21 by Bob Keranen (Unsuccessful)
     2015-06-25 by John Murphy (GPS Track)
     2016-05-07 by Dhruv Garg (GPS Track)
     2016-06-01 by Sonja Serwold
     2016-06-02 by Caycee Holt
     2016-06-19 by Mary Swift (GPS Track)
     2017-06-04 by Bob Keranen
     2017-06-14 by Daniel Mick (GPS Track)
     2017-06-17 by Zak Griffith

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The highest point in the Tatoosh Range is not one of the better-known peaks like Pinnacle or Castle, but Unicorn Peak, partly hidden in the southeast part of this little Mount Rainier foothills range. The summit block of this peak--the horn of the Unicorn--is a low fifth-class rock climb on solid rock, and most scramblers will want a rope and some protection for the short pitch of climbing. The summit view is, of course, dominated by the in-your-face views of Mount Rainier to the north.

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Walking up to the ridge on the south-west side of Unicorn Peak. From here you get view of south. Mt. Adams and Mt. Saint Helens can be seen from top of the ridge (2015-05-02). Photo by Sandeep Kumar.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 2091 ft/638 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 2117 ft/645 m
  Key Col: Reflection Lakes    4880 ft/1487 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 4.34 mi/6.98 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 46.805, -121.7283
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    McClure Rock  (NNW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Cascade Range
Range4: South Washington Cascades
Range5: Mount Rainier Area
Range6: Tatoosh Range (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsCowlitz
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Mount Rainier National Park
Wilderness/Special Area: Mount Rainier Wilderness Area
Topo MapTatoosh Lakes O46121f6 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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Unicorn Peak view just after crossing the snow lake. The gully/gap on the center-right side is what we took to go up (2015-05-02). Photo by Sandeep Kumar.
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View while walking up to the ridge. The peak looks like a unicorn's horn (2015-05-02). Photo by Sandeep Kumar.
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The summit block. There are a couple of 5.6 routes on the south face. South-east face has a class 4 scramble (2015-05-02). Photo by Sandeep Kumar.
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