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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.

GEAR:
- Ice ax.
- Helmet.
- NW Forest Pass.
OPTIONAL:
- 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 carry@nwoutdoorgrrl.com 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.

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