Big Horn (Washington)

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Big Horn
Gilbert 14A.JPG
Big Horn is the highest spire on the right
Highest point
Elevation 8,000+ feet (2,440+ m) [1]
Prominence 240 ft (70 m) [1]
Coordinates 46°29′33″N 121°25′23″W / 46.492564°N 121.423053°W / 46.492564; -121.423053Coordinates: 46°29′33″N 121°25′23″W / 46.492564°N 121.423053°W / 46.492564; -121.423053[1]
Location Lewis / Yakima counties, Washington, U.S.
Parent range Cascade Range
Topo map USGS Walupt Lake
Easiest route Steep scramble over very loose rock, class 3s4[2]

Big Horn is a tall peak in the Cascade Range in the U.S. state of Washington. This officially unnamed peak is the highest point in Lewis County.[1] Big Horn, one of the Goat Rocks, is the second highest point on the ridge west of Gilbert Peak, in the Goat Rocks Wilderness. It is just west of the highest point on the ridge, called Goat Citadel. It is said to be the most difficult pitch on the easiest routes of Washington's 39 county high points.[3] There is a 10-foot (3.0 m) vertical crack near Big Horn's summit. Fred Beckey rates this pitch as a difficult class 4.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Big Horn, Washington". 
  2. ^ a b Beckey, Fred W. "Cascade alpine guide: Columbia River to Stevens Pass" (3rd ed.). Seattle: Mountaineers Books. p. 73. ISBN 978-1594851360. 
  3. ^ "Big Horn". Retrieved 2011-05-07. 

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