The route to Cadet Peak is a Class 3 and involves exposed scrambles. Gear and experience are recommended.
Cadet Peak is the second highest peak in the Monte Cristo group, standing at over 7,150 feet in elevation. The route to the summit can be accessed via the popular Glacier Basin trail off of the Mountain Loop Highway. Once you reach the basin and the trails disappears, carins and occasional flagging will help guide the way up the southwestern slopes of the peak.