Scramble Peaks

Abernathy Peak From Ridge Line
Washington

Abernathy Peak

Many call Abernathy peak the easiest of the Bulger Peaks. That does not make it an easy climb. Especially during a heat wave like when I decided to take it on.

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West Craggy Summit gully
Washington

Big and West Craggy

While they may not be some of the hardest in Washington’s top 100, Big Craggy and West Craggy are a challenging one day adventure.

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Black Peak Ridge Line Scramble
Washington

Black Peak

Come to Black Peak for the 17th tallest peak in Washington. Prepare for the final ridge walk, its a doozy.

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broken top and green lake from the trail
Oregon

Broken Top

The climb of Broken Top has been on my list since standing on top of South Sister Last Summer. Most of it is easy, until the last 200 feet.

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cadet peak summit shot
Washington

Cadet Peak

The climb of Cadet Peak mostly requires physical stamina. Tall and steep it is the highest of the Monte Cristo Range.

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mount cashmere from ridge line
Washington

Cashmere Mountain

A long hike and scramble to attain the summit of a Washington’s Mount Cashmere If you can get the permits, make it two days. One is tough.

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Washington

Del Campo

Del Campo Peak is the first mountain I scrambled solo. It is easy to attain if you follow the right route.

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gunn peak from near the tarns
Washington

Gunn Peak

Gunn Peak is the tallest of the Wild Sky Wilderness peaks. It also comes with some of the toughest challenges in the area.

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jumbo mountain from darrington
Washington

Jumbo Mountain

Jumbo Mountain might be short compared to its nearby neighbors, but, it will test your endurance and navigation skill.

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ragged ridge from campsite above fisher creek
Washington

Katsuk and Mesachie

The climb of Katsuk and Mesachie requires a walk down ragged ridge. I would not walk the ridge unless I wanted to climb these peaks

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kyes peak viewed from upper scramble route
Washington

Kyes Peak

Climbing Kyes Peak via its south ridge is a monster take on in a single day. Class 2 -3 scramble with some intense exposure in spots

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merchant peak viewed from mount baring
Washington

Merchant Peak

Merchant peak is a rough climb to say the least. Prepare for some really nasty scrambling on bad rock, navigation challenges and just plain pain. Never again

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Mount forgotten from the perry creek falls trail
Washington

Mount Forgotten

Mount Forgotten is a hidden peak along Mountain Loop Highway. Getting to it requires almost a full day of walking. But the scrambling is fairly easy

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walking the summit ridge of mgāuruhoe
New Zealand

Mount Ngāuruhoe

As a fan of Lord of the Rings, Mount Ngāuruhoe was a dream objective in New Zealand. Once was enough on the scree field though.

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looking up the scramble route on mount pugh
Washington

Mount Pugh

Climbing Mount Pugh will require hiking, navigation and scrambling skills. The route might test your limits.

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mount stickney summit route
Washington

Mount Stickney

If Mount Stickney was not part of the Mountaineers Everett Peaks, it may have escaped my view. A fun challenging climb with a lot of solitude

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north twin sister from forest road
Washington

North Twin Sister

The climb of North Twin Sister’s west ridge is a low-level scramble route in the North Cascades. The trick is staying on the correct route

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silvertip peak above silver lake near monte cristo
Washington

Silvertip Peak

Silvertip is a mountain seen by many but climbed by few. With it’s proximity to the Monte Cristo Townsite it makes for a long but doable one day scramble.

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first view of south sister from the trail
Oregon

South Sister

The Climb of South Sister in Oregon felt very similar to Mount St Helens. It is a well-cut low-grade climb on a lot of scree and snow.

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three fingers fire lookout on middle peak
Washington

Three Fingers

Three Fingers lookout will take some determination to get to. Sleeping in the tower is one of the best experiences on mountain loop highway

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white chcuk mountain from the trail
Washington

White Chuck Mountain

White Chuck Mountain is so far the easiest of the Mountaineers Everett Peaks I have done. The trail is short, scrambling is straightforward

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