Baldy & Tyler Peak


Alpine Scramble - Baldy—Gray Wolf Ridge—Mount Deception Traverse

A gorgeous, immersive, and varied 3 day alpine traverse that feels like a short version of The Bailey Range Traverse. It includes stunning vistas from Gray Wolf Ridge, a challenging but relatively low hazard ascent of Mt Deception (2nd highest peak in the Olympics), ending with a descent through Royal Basin.

  • Strenuous, Rock Scramble, Strenuous 5, Technical 4
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 30.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 14,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,788 ft

Arranged via email.

Only for folks with outstanding conditioning as most of the time we’ll be carrying overnight packs cross country.  For folks interested in attending this trip you should review my trip report for the 3 day outing to the same route/place on 7/28-30/2018.  This year’s trip is one day longer to allow our exit via Petunia Peaks.

You can see our nominal itinerary here:


More details to follow…


Baldy & Tyler Peak

  • Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness

    Custom Correct Gray Wolf - Dosewallips

    USGS Mt Deception

    USGS Tyler Peak
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Overnight Gear with Bear Cannister
Trip Reports