Elevation : 9,220+ ft (2,810+ m)
Goode Mountain is one of the major peaks of the North Cascades in Washington state. Named for topographer Richard U. Goode of the USGS, it is the highest peak located in North Cascades National Park, between the Skagit River and Lake Chelan. It is the fourth highest non-volcanic peak in Washington, and the twelfth highest summit overall.
Goode Mountain is a massive mountain, rising over 6,000 feet (1,800 m) from its footings. On the northeast side it accomplishes this rise in only 1.6 horizontal miles (2.6 km). However, due to its isolated location in the rugged North Cascades, it is not visible from any major road.
The mountain was first climbed in 1936 via the Southwest Couloir/Southeast Ridge Route, which is still the least technical route. More popular now is the Northeast Buttress, pioneered by well-known climber Fred Beckey and Tom Stewart on August 6, 1966. It involves some snow, possible ice, and rock climbing up to class 5.5.