Alpine Scramble - Bean Peak & Volcanic Neck

Stunning views of the Stuart Range/Enchantment Peaks from a fun little T5 pinnacle reached by way of the fabulously-grippy and confidence-building rock of Bean Creek and its outlying ridges. Forecast is for mostly sunny but not overly hot. If you feel ready to try a very doable T5 or just to become acquainted with the open, dry, and sunny side of the Cascades, this is a primo opportunity!

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  • Strenuous 4, Technical 5
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,900 ft

Meeting Place: Beverly Campground on the North Fork Teanaway River Road -- same campground as is used every year for the Experience Field Trip (Seattle Alpine Scrambling Course).

Meeting Time: 8:00 a.m. Sunday July 14.  We will caravan up to the Bean/Beverly Trail Head and expect to start up the trail by 8:30 a.m.

Highly Recommended: I will be car camping the previous afternoon/evening at Beverly CG or a nearby informal location.  Enjoy the campfire and the beautiful riverside camp nestled across from a steep hillside of Ponderosa pines!

If you haven't yet done a T5 scramble, this is a great place to start: the approach up and over Bean allows you to hone your rock-scrambling skills on ridiculously fun rock outcrops, slabs, cracks, and chimneys.


Bean Peak & Volcanic Neck

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots (approach shoes okay)
  • Ice Axe
  • Standard student down-climbing kit: locking 'binder, accessory cord loop, runner-made hasty harness (or any manufactured climbing harness)
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