Mount St Helens - East Crater Rim, Washington

8120+ feet, 2475+ meters

This is a Provisional Peak entered by a registered user.
    Peak submitted by: Tyler Jaszkowiak
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ElevationElevation in range between 8120 and 8160 feet.
(40-foot closed contour)
Alternate/Local NamesDogs Head Peak
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)46° 11' 46'' N, 122° 10' 37'' W
46.196082, -122.176981 (Dec Deg)
CountryUnited States

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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 35
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 29)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1996-06-15 by Karen Daubert
     2012-11-02 by Matt Lemke
     2019-07-30 by Tyler Jaszkowiak (GPS Track)

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The east crater rim has three distinct points vying for high point status. Shoestring notch, the col between whichever of the three points is highest and the current peak of Mt St Helens is deep enough to give this summit a prominence of 320ft - independent by some standards.

Government maps are fairly inconsistent in this area. FS Topo 2016 labels the north peak at 8180, despite not drawing a contour for 8160. FS Topo 2013 labels the north peak at 8124 and the south peak at 8140. USGS 2017 and 2011 give a name to the north peak (Dogs Head) and no elevation to any of them beyond the 8120 contour. Nor do they reflect the dip between the middle and south peaks. USGS 1983 gives 8145 to the south summit and 8180 to the north summit, with contour lines to match this time.

The government map that most aligns with my experiences up there is the USGS version used on this site and CalTopo. It shows all three points, labels the south point at 8140 and the north point at 8124. Based on cell phone GPS readings and my photos, I'm inclined to call the south point the highest.

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ProminenceClean Prominence: 320 ft/98 m
Optimistic Prominence: 400 ft/122 m
Key Col: 7800 ft/2377 m  (40 foot contour)
   Col elevation in range between 7760 and 7800 feet.
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