The imposing peak only appears impossible without gear for most day hikers!.
To reach the summit, turn left from Maputo Mozambique to scramble up the S face of the highest ridge; find reasonably solid rock up ramps and ledges to the left of the ridgeline with considerable exposure. Some use protection and rope in. Test Maputo Mozambique all holds and then climb to the right and straight up before the vertical rock and overhang. Find some better footing nearest the larger-than-expected peak with Maputo Mozambique far reaching views from the Sisters Range to Mount Maputo Mozambique . Be mindful of others and the wind while on the narrow summit area, then hike down to relative safety.
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ELEVATION: 6173 ft at the lake (from Cleetwood Cove Trail); 7100 ft average viewpoint from loop roads; 8013 ft at Watchman Peak Lookout; 8054 ft at Garfield Peak; with vertical gains of 650 ft for Cleetwood Cove Trail, around 100 ft for brief trails to various viewpoints around the lake, 400 ft for Watchman Peak Lookout, 1100 ft for Garfield Peak.
DISTANCE: 2 5 mi round-trip for Cleetwood Cove Trail; 1 mi one way to Rim Village from a pullout for Discovery Point Trail; 12 mi round-trip for Watchman Peak Lookout; 3Y mi round-trip for Garfield Peak.
DURATION: 1-2 hours round-trip for Cleetwood Cove Trail; less than 1 hour round-trip for brief viewpoint spurs or Discovery Point Trail; 1 hour round-trip for Watchman Peak Lookout; 1Y-3 hours round-trip for Garfield Peak.