Alpine Scramble - Bryant South Peak 5801

Bryant South Peak 5801

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7:00 AM at Issaquah Transit Center (1st floor, S. side)

If time/conditions permits, we'll also attempt Hemlock Peak.

MEETING PLACE: Meet on the first floor, south side of the Issaquah Transit Center at 7:00 a.m. to carpool.

- Ice ax.
- Helmet.
- NW Forest Pass.
- Microspikes, crampons, or other similar traction device.

ROUTE: We will start at the Denny Creek TH and hike to Hemlock Pass. From here, we follow the ridge line (bearing: 33°) up to a meadow. Then it’s into the woods for a very short stretch to the base of a steep slope. We’ll veer slightly right and behind some trees to a slight notch full of brush, rocks, and moss. It wouldn’t be a scramble if we didn’t ascend the notch - moss and all! After ascending this mess about 170 feet, we will come out just above and SW of another meadow at the base of a massive talus field that covers ¾ of the base of Bryant. We’ll continue up by staying well left of the talus field, trying to follow the thread of a trail through loose rock, then we’ll traverse the south side of the west shoulder of the mountain, which forms a ridge running left to right. There is a short rock scramble on the left that has a bit of exposure, but relatively good holds. There is also an alternate route about 50 feet to the right, which is a little more direct.
Total RT stats: ~8 miles, 3600’ elevation gain/loss.

MAP: Here is an approximate map of our route (green line to Hemlock Pass, then blue line to the summit). I expect everyone to have a proper map with them and be prepared to help navigate :-)

CONTACT INFO: Email me at or call me on my cell phone at 425-260-5145 if you have questions or need to reach me.

CANCELLATIONS: If you make other plans or are otherwise unable to go, please cancel ASAP, so folks on the waiting list can move up. Registration officially closes on Thurs. at noon.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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