Observation Rock, Washington

Prominence: 244 ft, 74 m

Elevation: 8364 feet, 2549 meters

True Isolation: 0.41 mi, 0.66 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 8369 ft / 2550 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)46° 54' 6'' N, 121° 48' 24'' W
46.901603, -121.806685 (Dec Deg)
590888 E 5194921 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionPierce

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Lists that contain Observation Rock:
     Smoot's "Climbing Washington's Mountains" 100 Peaks (Rank #28)
     Washington State Top 100 Peaks (Unranked)
     Mountaineers 100 Peaks at Mount Rainier N.P. (Rank #6)
     Washington State Top 200 Peaks (Unranked)
     Scramble Peaks at Mount Rainier N.P. (Rank #4)
     Mountaineers Irish Cabin Peaks (Rank #1)

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

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 420
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 380)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2004-09-05 by John Anholm
     2010-07-24 by Sean Albert
     2010-07-25 by Brandon Plubell
     2012-08-05 by Craig Weiland (GPS Track)
     2012-08-19 by Andrew Holman
     2012-09-16 by Sean Albert
     2013-08-04 by Kevin DeFields
     2014-08-28 by Kristian Kalsing (GPS Track)
     2014-09-14 by Patty Cokus
     2015-09-05 by Sonja Serwold
     2016-09-25 by Sean Albert
     2016-10-02 by Emanuela Agosta
     2016-10-02 by Jacob Wolniewicz
     2017-07-16 by Alison Fent (Unsuccessful)
     2018-07-13 by Rick Teudt (GPS Track)
     2018-08-04 by Luca Baradel (GPS Track)
     2018-09-29 by Andrew Yi
     2018-10-20 by Rikki-Rachelle Hinz
     2019-10-06 by Paul Brown (GPS Track)
     2020-08-01 by Ananth Maniam (GPS Track)
     2020-08-01 by Rick Teudt (GPS Track)
     2020-08-02 by Julia Syi
     2020-08-15 by Eric Geissinger
     2020-08-16 by Turner Bluechel
     2020-09-06 by Audun Holland-Goon (GPS Track)
     2021-07-24 by Karthik Krish (GPS Track)
     2021-08-01 by Paul Kallmann
     2021-08-01 by Nicholas de Steiguer (GPS Track)
     2021-08-08 by Robert Jenner (GPS Track)
     2021-08-09 by Jacob Whitbeck (GPS Track)
     2021-08-09 by Brandon Harker (GPS Track)
     2021-10-09 by Albert Sidelnik
     2022-08-14 by Cameron Derwin (GPS Track)
     2022-08-21 by Hargo Hilland
     2022-08-31 by Andrea Lin
     2022-10-02 by Enji Cooper (GPS Track)
     2022-10-11 by Glen Anderson

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One pitch of ice at the top of the North Face (2014-08-28). Photo by Kristian Kalsing.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 244 ft/74 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 284 ft/86 m
  Line Parent: Liberty Cap
  Key Col: 8120 ft/2475 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.41 mi/0.66 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 46.8967, -121.8017
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Liberty Cap  (SE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Cascade Range
Range4: South Washington Cascades
Range5: Mount Rainier Area
Range6: Mount Rainier Massif
Drainage BasinsPuyallup
Puget Sound
Strait of Juan de Fuca
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Mount Rainier National Park
Wilderness/Special Area: Mount Rainier Wilderness Area
Topo MapMowich Lake O46121h7 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Echo left and Observation right Photo by Chris Pribbernow.
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